A stirring story of love and passion on the Trail of Tears from New York Times–bestselling author Janet Dailey, America's first lady of romance.Temple Gordon's family is one of the oldest, and proudest, to call Cherokee country home. Although their house may look like a southern plantation, the blood in their veins and the land beneath their feet is Cherokee. Nothing will change that—or so they believe.
When President Andrew Jackson begins agitating to push the Indian tribe west, Temple's family prepares to fight to keep their homes. But when her heart is tempted by the fiery Cherokee known as "The Blade," who believes removal is inevitable, Temple feels passion stirring on the eve of one of the greatest tragedies in American history.Previously published as The Proud and the Free, American Dreams is a stirring historical novel from one of the greatest names in romance.