Torn Between Worlds: A Steamy Western Historical Romance

Torn Between Worlds: A Steamy Western Historical Romance

by Linda Chalk


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A western historical of forbidden love, rich with vivid details of daily life and death struggles on a wagon train during the California Gold Rush.

Born of Indian blood, Lydia is the adopted daughter of a poor white farmer. Viewed as a savage, she is never accepted by the community. When violence against her family escalates, she leaves the Ozarks to join a westward wagon train, hoping to find her Indian family, a home, and place where she can be accepted. Wary of strangers, she resists her growing attraction to the handsome gun-slinging trail boss, who arouses the savage heart she has always feared. Joe only wants to collect his fee for leading a wagon train of pioneers to California so he can pay off the gambling debts he inherited from his father. Haunted by the gambling, womanizing ways of his father, Joe has sworn off serious relationships. He doesn’t expect an Indian maiden to capture his heart. Can their love survive the hatred for Indians that surrounds them? Can Lydia give up life with her Indian family to find a home with the man she loves?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578670980
Publisher: Elizabeth Rose Press
Publication date: 05/10/2020
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 490,273
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Linda Chalk grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in chemistry. She dreamed of becoming a published author since she could first write. Some of her earliest stories were romances. Of course, studying chemistry left little time for creative writing or reading fiction of her choice. But the premise of Torn Between Worlds was born during this time. The old west had been subjects of interest since early childhood and days of watching Gunsmoke and Bonanza. After college graduation, she gave up studying weighty text books to read fiction of her choice and to research her book. Since she lived near the university with access to their library, she could spend evenings combing through personal diaries written by actual immigrants who had traveled the overland trail to Oregon and California.
Over the next few years, while she worked for a major consumer products company, married and raised two daughters, Linda continued to hone her craft, networking with other authors and those in the publishing industry. She published her short story, "Titanic Love", (based on a real story with real people, during the sinking of the Titanic) in collection of short stories, Love's a Beach, with her local writers' group. Meanwhile, the book of Linda's dreams sat on the back burner unfinished until she retired, and her two daughters were grown.
Linda lives in a suburb of Cincinnati with her husband and Shetland Sheep dog. She enjoys retirement and travel in their RV, golfing, sightseeing, photography and writing.

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