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Beyond the Horizon (Horizon Set #1)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  166 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
As the sheltered daughter of the once prosperous Branigan family, beautiful Shannon was ill-prepared for the rigors of the Oregon Trail, but she was still less prepared for half-breed scout Swift Blade. His dark eyes seemed to pierce her very soul, stripping away layers of civilization and baring her hidden longing to his savage gaze. His bronzed arms were forbidden to her ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 443 pages
Published April 28th 1999 by Love Spell (first published 1990)
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Wow, almost forgot to write a scathing proper review.

Basic plot set up: spoiled southern miss needs to cross the plains to join the rest of her family in Idaho after the death of her maidenly aunt, and she's gonna (sic) do that all by herself. Enter stage left the hero on a super-secret assignment from the President to find out who is smuggling rifles to the Indians. He's a half-breed (you will be clubbed over the head with that fact throughout the book), and the perfect man to lead the wagon t
Sep 01, 2015 Emily rated it it was ok
Oh for f*ck's sake. Does Connie Mason ever write anything different? I suppose her early books like Caress & Conquer count as different since she published them firmly in the Bodice Ripper era where rape, abuse, incest and all manner of heinousness was the "in" thing. Geez, I miss those days when a romance writer could shock and entertain you. This is one her later novels in which political correctness and emasculation of the hero is de rigeur. And an annoying heroine who won't STFU for anyt ...more
May 25, 2013 Bobbie rated it really liked it
I like books about the settling of the west. This was a good one. It followed your typical wagon train pattern. Indian/part indian scout, single woman, they connect. There is public uproar, she's snatched by indians and he rescues her. But this particular one went further still. The addition of the womens suffrage and passing of the law to allow Wyoming to be the first state where women were allowed to vote and hold office was a nice addition. I also very much liked that the book was over 400 pa ...more
Oct 12, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
love author one of my fav of hers
Apr 20, 2008 Kathrynn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Western Readers
This is book #1 of the Horizon Set. Book #2 is A Promise of Thunder.

The setting is post Civil War, 1867. Shannon's Georgia home was destroyed and she decided to head west to find her brother. Even though it was a long time ago that I read this, I remember it well. **Wonderful story!** Shannon teams up with a wagon trail and their guide is Blade (Swift Blade).
Mar 08, 2011 Judith rated it liked it
I don't read much Connie Mason anymore because it seemed like she was just rehashing the same story over and over again, but with different names given to her characters.

The story does have a serious theme thread throughout the novel, in that it deals with the discrimination against Native Americans towards the end of the Indian Wars. It's a good story.
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Oct 18, 2013 Barbara Brabank rated it liked it
I would have given the book a higher rating, but I felt it was loaded down with unnecessary sex scenes. I'm not a prude, but I do prefer a little left to the imagination of the reader. I feel the over abundance of the very descriptive sex scenes took away from an otherwise good storyline.
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Jun 04, 2013 Greeneyes Belle28 rated it it was amazing
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Connie Mason or Cara Miles is the best-selling author of more than fifty historical romances and novellas. Her tales of passion and adventure are set in exotic as well as American locales. Connie was named Story Teller of the Year in 1990 by Romantic Times and was awarded Career Achievement award in the Western category by Romantic Times in 1994. Connie makes her home in Tarpon Springs, Florida wi ...more
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