The convent had not prepared her for the ways of the world. Now, the man of her dreams would turn her world into a living hell...Handsome and ruthless, his cruelty would force any woman into submission. And Star was no exception...His mixed blood and Mexican heritage had divided his loyalties. He was sure of only one thing-his love for the beautiful Star. She was an innocent girl from St. Louis. Protected by the convent. Protected by her father. Now, Star had risked everything to run away with the man she loved. And as America's war with Mexico raged around her, the innocent girl became an exquisite woman. A woman who realized perhaps too late, exactly what she wanted...