Keri adores romance, and she is looking for a book she read a long, long time ago, before her taste in romances changed.
It is a historical romance. A bunch of women are kidnapped by a group of Indian braves. One of the women is captured by a warrior who is kind and patient and doesn’t rape her. He waits until she feels comfortable with her, and then seduces her. She ends up becoming part of the tribe, and marrying her captor. She is the only one of her group that does. The rest of her friends are simply servants of their captors. She has two children with her husband,and brings her best friend into her home under her husband’s protection.
She has no intention of ever leaving, but she is then rescued against her will by some of Custer’s men. She is returned to her family and she refuses to live as a white woman. She only speaks the language of her husband’s people and braids her hair instead of putting it up.
Her husband comes to her and reveals that he is actually half native American and half—whatever his mother’s people are. He grew up spending half of the time with his mother and half of the time with his father. His plan is to woo her as someone from her world; marry her there, and then they can go back to the Indian village. I vaguely remember the name Justin. I don’t know if that is the hero’s name, or his best friend’s name. I am fairly certain that the heroine is named Tanya.