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Undisguised, his gaze followed her around the camp. Indignation flared each time she turned to discover the intensity of it. He seemed to contemplate her very soul with his eyes-but worse, he seemed only to half-care what he discovered. Slowly Callie realized that he did not see her as his captor, nor as his nurse, nor even so much as a woman, but only as a curiosity. That contemptible, illiterate savage thought no more of her than she did of him!
The product of a genteel Victorian upbringing, refined Englishwoman Callie McCracken is an unlikely heroine of a story set in the American West. But in the aftermath of an Indian raid on their wagon train, she is suddenly left alone with her young children in the wilds of Wyoming.
Devastated by the carnage she has witnessed but determined to survive and somehow find her own way to the Salt Lake Valley and the gathering Saints, she undertakes a nearly impossible task-to somehow feed, transport, and safeguard her three young children in a savage wilderness setting she is ill-equipped to face. Sustained by her faith in God, her love of her newfound Mormon religion, and a mother's indomitable will to survive and save her children, she sets out on an impossible journey. Author Michele Sorensen writes with great feeling not only of the perils encountered by a determined and resourceful woman but of the majestic beauty of a raw, untamed land.
Yet Broken Lance is more than an exciting adventure-though it is surely that. It is a celebration of the unconquerable human spirit. Callie McCracken's story will engage you from the first exciting page to the last and linger in your memory long after you close the book. [publisher blurb]