Embrace the Wind

Chelley Kitzmiller, Author Topaz $5.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-451-40715-3
After the Civil War, things started to crumble for Ginny Sinclair: Her fiance and her mother were gone, and her father, a distinguished journalist, fallen to drink. In 1871, she and her father buy the Tucson Sun, only to discover a grim town torn by greed and prejudice. Ginny is a convincingly talented, independent heroine, one able to write clever prose while maintaining a sense of fairness--even about Bonner Kincade, a half-breed Apache Army scout with a well-earned distrust of newspaper people. The son of a well-to-do rancher, Bonner tries to reconcile two sides with the inevitability of the other. At the same time, he tries to convince himself that the passion he and Ginny feel must not be realized. There are some awkward and unnecessary elements, particularly Bonner's quests to the mystical Wind Cave. Still, Kitzmiller (Touch the Dawn) has done a truly admirable job of putting a languorous, smoldering romance in the midst of an exciting, well-researched historical framework. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/29/1997
Release date: 10/01/1997
Genre: Fiction
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