Swept off her feet by the faithless father of her child and married without love to a powerful Texas rancher, lovely widow Lily Porter finds new romance--and treachery--with Cade, a half-Apache, half-Mexican aristocrat with a secret that threatens their love.
Lily Porter: Prime character, 25, lovely, independent, widowed, mother of one boy. Tall, blonde hair, played the piano, loved music, wore trousers mostly.
Cade: Part Apache, part Mexican, hired by Lily as manager of the ranch. Long dark hair, dark eyes, chiseled features, handsome. Grandson of Antonio de Suela, he didn't use a last name and had been unloved as a child. Father to a young daughter, Serena; they lived in a small cabin on Lily's ranch. Called Mighty Quiver by his Indian father, Luis Phippe by his Mexican mother.
Jim Brown: Lily's former husband, killed, quiet, older than she was. He'd owned their ranch/farm and had been a hard worker, had lost a child in a former marriage. But Lily and Jim's marriage had been childless.
Juanita: A lovely, petite Mexican woman who lived as cook/maid with Lily; shy and terrified of men because of a bad experience in her past.
Serena: Cade's daughter, only a todddler. Lily agreed to watch out for her if Cade taught her son Roy to ride.
Elizabeth: Older sister of Lily; later married Artemis Cole and remained in Mississippi
El Caballo: Cade's father, an Apache chief of an unwarring tribe; a Lipan.
Travis Bolton Mangolini: A peddler who Lily had been attracted to when she was young. He was Roy's biological father and looked it, but was faithless and a wanderer. He owned a wagon with "Professor Mangolini's Traveling Medicine Show" painted on the side, wished to "heal" others but much of his medicine contained liquor.
Dove Woman: An Indian woman who acted as midwife for Lily.
Mississiippi: Where Lily and her family lived when she was young. Her sisters remained there and her father had a store there.
The Brown's ranch: Raised cotton and cattle. The original one-room cabin had been added to, so that now it had a dogtrot and four rooms (up and down) and a detached kitchen, all solid, practical and dependable. Cotton and
San Antonio: In Texas, possibly being attacked by rebels because of the war.
Bexar: The area where Antonio de Suela's home was located.
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