The Wading Place
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Orphaned at fifteen, Katie Carson leaves her familiar surroundings in a small Midwestern town to seek her future in California. An accident sidetracks her dreams in the mountains of Oregon, where she... More > finds love with a young Minkodan doctor. In 1949 America, however, their love was forbidden by both her people and his, and she must leave him when he is forced to marry a woman from his tribe.
Spanning the years 1949 to 1962, this is the story of one woman, two identities, and two men who love her. She will give herself to one man for love and to the other for money in a desperate attempt to save the life of her child with the man she could not have. Can a small-town girl from Lester, Iowa, overcome the bigotry and heartache she encounters on the West Coast to return with her son to the Wading Place and complete the Minkodan cycle of love?< Less