Captive Heart by Michele Paige Holmes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I wasn't drawn to this book by the cover, and I honestly had no idea what it was about. I just read it because it's a Whitney Award Finalist. But, I am happy to say that it was really good!
It tells about a single Bostonian woman heading West to become a school teacher (and to avoid a marriage her father wants for her). Her train is stopped by robbers, and she is picked to go with them. She fights hard to avoid being taken, but ends up being pushed from the train. Her abductor isn't who she thought he was, and she's faced with being taken to the Black Hills to teach.
Such a fun and entertaining story that I didn't want to put down (I shouldn't have started reding so late last night). A good, clean romance with some interesting insights into early life in the Black Hills.