Miss Bryna Cassidy's journey to the New World holds anything but promise. Orphaned during the ocean crossing, Bryna is forced to travel alone through unsettled lands to reach her uncle's homestead in New Eden, Pennsylvania. She arrives to discover her relatives have been slain in an Indian uprising, and the only man civilized enough to offer help is the very land baron who seized her uncle's farm before the embers of the massacre's fires had died....
Dominick Crown has carved a palatial estate out of this savage land; he is ready to spawn his American dynasty. But for this he must wed, a difficult task for an English gentleman who avoids all contact with high society, fearing someone will recognize his handsome face and, worse, reveal his haunting past. The well-bred Bryna is the perfect answer -- until he discovers her temper is as fiery as her radiant hair, and she brazenly uses him to achieve her ends. As war with the natives looms dangerously close, Bryna and Dominick are swept into a whirlwind of adventure -- and an ever-intensifying passion they never dreamed possible.
This is #1 in Crown Family Series.