Sally Mae Schermerhorn came West with
her husband, Jonah, to find anew life.
Her husband served as Doctor and under his tutelage, Sally Mae learned
everything she could to be his helpmate as a nurse. Fate dealt the Quaker
couple a cruel hand when Jonah was murdered. After mourning an appropriate
amount of time, Sally Mae wrestled with her faith and her desire for the
half-breed, Tucker McCade, of Hell’s Eight.
Orphaned during a brutal attack on his
hometown when he was a child, Tucker straddled the line between the white world
and Indian world, never feeling he belonged, except for when he was with his
seven friends who were also orphaned. But from the moment he laid eyes on the
widowed Sally Mae, his heart was lost. But could he convince himself that he
Despite her pacifist beliefs, Sally Mae
had been hiding a secret wild side and finally decides to have an affair with
Tucker, who has been staying in her barn since before Jonah passed away. At
first they agreed to it being for one night but then it extended to
indefinitely. Trouble first rose when the men of the town decided her mourning
period had been too long and that she was much too good for the Indian who
lived in her barn. After things went too far with one man, Tucker knew he would
have to stake his claim on Sally Mae, but would the pacifist be able to accept
his violent life?
Sally Mae finally discovers that her
beliefs won’t keep her safe in the West when a case of mistaken identity turns
deadly for herself, Tucker, and their friends Isabella and Sam. Will they make
it to Hell’s Eight alive?
If you like your historicals packed
with emotion, excitement and heat, you can never go wrong with a book by Sarah
McCarty. Tucker is as hard as they come but gentle as a lamb with Sally Mae and
the heat between them is scorching. An added delight with Sarah’s books are that
you get to revisit with favorite characters from previous stories in the series
and they play just as important of roles in every book.