Suppose your living during 1932 and your charged with finding a young child of a wealthy family that has been kidnapped by wild Apaches? Now just imagine that you have found the child and you have also found a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell... and you are captivated by this silent - un-bathed - unfed - urchin?
You have already come up with a plan to exchange this wild Apache girl with the wealthy families child. As the entire expedition of rescuers travel through the Sierra Madre Mountains, including you and the Wild Girl, you are becoming increasingly fond of her.
You are forced to choose between the son of a wealthy landowner stolen by the Apache tribe and the troubled girl belonging to the Apache tribe. This decision, whatever it is... will haunt you forever.
This is the story of Ned Giles... and orphaned teenager.
The author of One Thousand White Women has captivated me again. Rich in history and adventure with a subtle amount of romance... I fall in love with these characters and never want the book to end.
This book was on my summer reading list... and it is interesting reading about desert and wild Indians while sitting on a deck watching the Pacific ocean and drinking cold Mexican beer. I am scooping up a few copies of this book for Christmas gifts... my mother-in-law and my niece both love history and Western Novels. (I hope they don't read this article until after the holidays)