“It is observed that in any great endeavor, it is not enough for a person to depend solely on himself.” ~ Lakota Proverb
Several men lay claim to killing Custer, but who actually did? And was it really a man who pulled the trigger?
They called it a terrible glory and the last great battle for the American West. While the battle of the Little Bighorn was the last stand by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer against the Lakota tribes, to Lily Sinclair it was the last stand between her old life and her new beginning.
After her in-laws squander away the family fortune, Lily and her husband, Alfred, head out west to the mountains of Montana, the only land available to poor people and far away from the debts haunting them. When a band of Cherokee warriors attack their wagon train along the way, her husband is murdered, and Lily is taken captive and sold to a Lakota tribe.
Widowed Lakota warrior Tahatan has vowed never to take another bride after his wife’s death. However, he soon finds himself forced in a marriage with the outspoken, yellow-haired Yankee who challenges every thought in his head. While his attraction for her grows, so do the tormenting demons of his past.
With Custer’s sights set on the hidden gold in the depths of the Black Hills the Colonel begins his warpath along the tribe villages. Can Lily overcome the demons of her past and defend Tahatan and his people? Or will she betray them all for the actions against her dead husband, killing someone she never believed she would in the process?