Wild and free, she stands poised on the brink of womanhood as she promises her heart to a handsome young warrior. But the virile brave is of the Mohawk tribe, ancient enemies of her own Oneida people. And when her turtle clan abandons their peaceful village by the river, she has no choice but to follow.
For ten years he has dreamed of the lovely girl with the crown of pink rosebuds in her flowing hair. She had mystically drawn him to her, and no woman since can compare. But when their canoes meet one night in midstream, he discovers a full-blown passion that he never imagined in the budding maiden. With the haunting sensuality of moonlight and the savage excitement of thunder, they come together in a forbidden love that can overcome even the fiercest blood feud.