My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains by Susan Page Davis. This is about a young lady named Carmela, whose parents died when she was 12 years old and is now under the care of a rather immoral uncle who makes money having Carmela give speeches about being kidnapped by a savage Indian tribe, which is a lie, and has gone so far as to fake tattoo Carmela’s face with tribal markings. Now a grown lady she wishes she could escape from this life she is living. She feels badly telling the lies night after night in different towns. . When the stagecoach they’re travelling on is attacked by outlaws, Carmela gets separated from her uncle Silas and finds herself in the care of a deputy who also along with his prisoner was on the stage. They are abandoned in the desert with no food or water. What ensues is an interesting read of how she is delivered from this way of life she hated and found love from someone who looked beyond the markings on her face to the real woman inside.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.