Stubborn, Beautiful, Passionate . . . That Was Annie Lash!
When her parents died, lovely Annie Lash was left alone in old St. Louis -- a prize catch for the elderly suitors lined up at her door. But the willful lass would have none of them, for she yearned for a man who could love her completely -- and whom she could love in return.
Then a young frontiersman named Jefferson Merrick offered her a chance to escape the town and live in a distant settlement. Visualizing the life on the banks of the wide Missouri, Annie accepted -- never realizing that she would have to face hostile Indians, river bandits, and Jefferson's political enemies. Even tougher to deal with would be the storms of her own heart, as she watched the strong young man who tamed the wild country around them start -- to her dismay and secret pleasure -- to tame her.