Awaken My Heart

Awaken My Heart

Book - 2008
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Fleeing her Texas home when a land dispute escalates into a rebellion, nineteenth-century rancher's daughter Marianne Phillips is captured by rebels and unexpectedly falls in love with their leader, who risks his life to arrange her escape. Original. 50,000 first printing.


1803, the colony of Texas Marianne Phillips, the daughter of a wealthy rancher, has never agreed with her father's harsh treatment of the poor mestizos who first inhabited the colony of Texas. When rebels kidnap Marianne, in hopes her father will trade back their land for her freedom, she realizes her loyalty lies with her abductors, not her father, who plans to marry her off to the don of a nearby estate.

Armando Garcia is the locals' reluctant leader, but his people revere and depend on him. Knowing that without his leadership they'd be forced from their land, Armando accepts his role, but does not approve of the latest attempt to manipulate their enemy. When he learns that Marianne actually speaks his language, of her loyalty to his people, and of the faith that keeps her strong, Armando is faced with a difficult decision. Will his newfound love keep him from letting her go? Or will he set her free and risk losing their land forever?

Publisher: New York : Harper Collins Pub., 2008
ISBN: 9780061376016
Characteristics: 261 p


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Aug 09, 2016

A well written book that tells the story of a young woman torn between her heart's desire and her love and loyalty to her family.


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