Since girlhood, Clare Stratford has dreamt of marrying David Lazare-until she meets the brother he left for dead on the Oregon Trail.
Charleston, South Carolina, 1859. After earning his medical degree in Paris, David returns home to discover that the impish girl he remembers has blossomed into a beautiful young woman. A young woman who proposes marriage. David longs to have Clare by his side and in his bed-but if he lets her that close, she'll discover his secrets.
Then David's greatest secret returns from the dead. Thoroughly Cheyenne in spite of his blond hair, Ésh has come East seeking answers. He finds not only the brother who abandoned him as a baby but also the woman he's seen in visions.
Desperate to escape her father, Clare is torn between the childhood friend she thought she knew and the stranger who's capturing her heart one secret riding lesson at a time.
At once intimate drama and multigenerational epic, Native Stranger is the third book in the sweeping Lazare Family Saga that transports readers from the West Indies to the Wild West, from Charleston, Paris, and Rome into the depths of the human heart. The series begins with Necessary Sins.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Bell has been writing stories since the second grade. At the age of fourteen, she chose a pen name and vowed to become a published author. That same year, she began the Lazare Family Saga. It took her a couple decades to get it right. New generations kept demanding attention, and the saga became four epic historical novels. After earning her MFA in Creative Writing at George Mason University, Elizabeth realized she would have to return her two hundred library books. Instead, she cleverly found a job in the university library. She works there to this day. Elizabeth was a Finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and won Second Place in the Maggie Awards for Excellence. Elizabeth loves chatting with fellow readers, writers, and history buffs. Visit her at elizabethbellauthor.com
"Evocative and completely engrossing. Antebellum Charleston comes to life in stunning detail with characters that will stay with you long after the last page." - JESSICA CALE, bestselling author of Tyburn