Western Trails series, Prequel (book 1)
Is their love threatening her Cherokee heritage?
Water Lily is a young Cherokee girl whose only dream is to work her parent’s Georgia farm, but she is troubled by the incoming settlers as they move west, stealing what has been under the Cherokee’s care for centuries.
Anxious for land and family of his own, Italian sailor, Jerrod Santini stumbles into the middle of a plot by local white settlers to push the Cherokee from their homes and taking the silver and gems there for themselves.
United in their quest to learn who is behind the threats, Jerrod and Water Lily find themselves falling in love, a joining that could bring the two opposing sides together or the catalyst that starts a war.