The Texan's Irish Bride
Fiction, Western, Romance, historical Romance
Createspace Independent Pub
August 1, 2012
Dallas raised his gaze where Aoife directed. Four girls danced, but only one drew his attention. Shoulders straight and feet flying, Cenora met his glance, then broke away from the other dancers to perform only a few yards from him. Catcalls sounded nearby. She ignored them but gave a toss of her head. Her hair had come unbound, and her act sent her fiery hair awhirl. Light from the blazing campfire cast an aura-like radiance around her. Lantern glow overhead reflected her eyes sparked with merriment, challenge, and something mysterious he couldn't name. No longer the delicate china doll, her wild beauty called to him, mesmerized him. He visualized her brilliant tresses spread across a pillow, her milky skin bared only for him. His body responded, and savage desire shot through him. Surprised at the depth of his reaction, he wondered if her performance in bed would parallel the unbridled nature of her dance. Good Lord, could this glorious woman truly be his wife? And if so, heaven help him, what on earth was he to do with her?
Another 'Gypsy' bride only she says she is just travelling with Irish Tinkers and that previously her family were small holders.
According to Wikipedia; Irish Travellers also called pavees, or pejoratively referred to as tinkers and gypsies, are a traditionally itinerant ethnic group who maintain a set of traditions. Although predominantly English speaking, some also use Shelta and other similar cants. They live mostly in Ireland as well as having large numbers in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Their origin is disputed. They may be of Romani extraction, although this theory is disputed and theories of pre-Celt origin also exist.
Rescued from attempted rape by Dallas who is part Native american and who thus understands the racial prejudices and stereotyping that Texas had in the 1880s, the period when this story is set.
Please note, a recent story I reviewed indicated that this still exists in Texas!
But Cenora, the heroine, is wanted as his 3rd wife by the Head of the
tinker group - a bully who has already beaten his 1st and his 2nd wife to death without any intervention by the rest of the group.
i found this a well written story and would give it 3.75.
I was given it free in exchange for a review.