Kathleen Eagle - Sunrise Song
Two love stories, separated by years, intertwined by blood and history. Spring 1973 Zane Lone Bull is tired of fighting for lost causes. From the front lines in Vietnam to the home front in defense of his Lakota people, Zane has seen his share of bloodshed. He's determined to build his horse business, take care of his family, and steer clear of trouble. But the murder of the brother who'd taken up where Zane left off leads him to Michelle Benedict. Michelle has inherited her favorite aunt's house, which stands across the road from the cemetery where patients from a nearly forgotten insane asylum are buried. Michelle's uncle by marriage, Dr. Hubble, was the doctor in charge of the asylum. Through the medical records stored in the house, Zane and Michelle are able to piece together the dark history of the facility and the people who were committed there--many for reasons other than insanity. Initially Zane is only concerned in finding out why his brother was interested in the place and who killed him, but meeting Michelle leads him to one discovery after another, including the woman he'll spend his life with.
Bestselling author Kathleen Eagle set aside a gratifying seventeen-year teaching career on a North Dakota Indian reservation to become a full-time novelist. The Lakota Sioux heritage of her husband--and thus of their three children--has inspired many of her stories. Among her other honors, she has received Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award.