Synopses & Reviews
1803, the colony of Texas Marianne Phillips, the daughter of a wealthy rancher, has never agreed with her father's harsh treatment of the poor mestizos who first inhabited the colony of Texas. When rebels kidnap Marianne, in hopes her father will trade back their land for her freedom, she realizes her loyalty lies with her abductors, not her father, who plans to marry her off to the don of a nearby estate.
Armando Garcia is the locals' reluctant leader, but his people revere and depend on him. Knowing that without his leadership they'd be forced from their land, Armando accepts his role, but does not approve of the latest attempt to manipulate their enemy. When he learns that Marianne actually speaks his language, of her loyalty to his people, and of the faith that keeps her strong, Armando is faced with a difficult decision. Will his newfound love keep him from letting her go? Or will he set her free and risk losing their land forever?
“The land we know as Texas was also the beloved homeland of another culture and was defended to the death. This love story is filled with characters who have passion for land, culture and love.” Romantic Times BOOKclub
Awaken My Heart" tells the unlikely love story between 18-year-old Marianne, a wealthy ranchers daughter, and the infamous Mexican rebel leader who is fighting her father.
About the Author
Award-winning author DiAnn Mills is the author of Nebraska Legacy, the Texas Legacy series, and many other novels. She is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and lives in Houston, Texas.