The Star Girls

The Star Girls

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Rose is a young mail order bride who is taken away from her new husband and step daughter by a Cheyenne warrior and forced to accompany him across miles of Western Plains in order to reach his village where he plans to make her his wife. She makes several attempts to escape, but each time, her efforts come to nothing and she fears he may hurt her as punishment. But far from being the savage heathen he has been portrayed, she discovers a warm, gentle and caring side to his nature and also a sense of humour. Therefore, the only punishment he is willing to inflict is one of humiliation and embarrassment. Rose has a violent temper and will go off half-cocked at the slightest provocation, so his boyish humour and easy laughter does nothing to quell her growing frustration. Therefore, he is never surprised and even welcomes it whenever she attacks him with her small fists and tries to hurt him, which only causes him to burst into gales of laughter, increasing her frustration even further. However her attacks on the Indian always accomplish the same outcome with the exhausted woman falling into his arms and embracing him fondly. As time passes, Rose, despite her wishes to the contrary, finds herself falling for the young Indian and on one occasion, saves his life when he is set upon by scalp hunters. After that, passion gets the better of them and it is Rose herself who instigates their first romantic and erotic relationship and eventually she becomes his woman. However, Rose has a secret which she fails to divulge to him. She is already pregnant with her husband's baby and fears her new man will shun her when he discovers the truth. But her fears are unfounded and he raises the child, Star Dancer as his own. Thirteen years later, after tragedy strikes the small band of Cheyenne people she and her mother had been travelling with, Star dancer sets off to find her half-sister, Star, who owns a ranch somewhere near San Antonio, Texas. When the two volatile girls eventually meet, the reaction is like throwing dynamite into flames as they constantly argue and fight until they finally come together to fight a common enemy. This is a story that scans nearly two decades and could be classed as two stories into one. The first part being about Rose and the second about her daughter who finds herself alone in violent and uncompromising situations as she seeks out her only remaining relative.
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About Verity Goodyear

Ken Coleman was born in Derby England. An avid western reader from an early age and intrepid traveller to America where he drove through most Western States on his numerous road trips. He is well read in the old western folk lore and feels qualified to write about the men, women and children, as well as Native Americans who were the rocks that modern day America was built on. Ken has written 8 westerns to date, the majority of them being bought by Amazon Kindle readers and all well received. His books are not the romantic stereotyping of cowboys and Indians Roy Rogers style. But more the authentic west as it really was, with hardship, disease and death being common place amongst the many pioneers in those violent and desperate times. His heroes and heroines are mainly, down to earth and gritty characters who will think nothing of killing an unarmed man in order to get the upper hand. Bad language was common place in those days and those flowery terms are depicted in his novels, along with violence and rape. So if you are a lover of clean cut and fair minded heroes and heroines, Ken's books are not for you.
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