In 1879 Omaha librarian Lise Dupree struggles to keep her part-Sioux heritage hidden as she reluctantly agrees to help research legal questions for a band of Ponca Indians led by Standing Bear. What begins as a quest for justice becomes a search for identity as she encounters ambitious district attorney Zach Spencer in a battle that will force them both to change the roles they have created for themselves.
In the process they confront Lise's haunting past Zach's political aspirations the dangerous prejudice of an unstable Indian agent and the subtle differences between justice and the law. They discover smoldering love and a shared passion for justice -- theirs if they can embrace the changes which have allowed them to open their hearts to one another.
About the Author
Pamela Nowak's most recent novel, Changes, received the 2014 Colorado Book Award for genre fiction and a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit. Previous honors include the HOLT Medallion and HOLT Medallion Finalist Award, a WILLA Finalist Award, a listing among the "Top Ten Romance Novels of 2008" by Booklist, and being named the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' 2010 Writer of the Year. Pam has been in love with history and rich characters for most of her life. She has a B.A. in history, has taught history to prison inmates, served as project manager for the Fort Yuma National Historic Site and run a homeless shelter. Pam and her partner, Ken, live in Denver.