Dr.  Karen Hulene Bartell, author of Wild Rose Pass, The Keys: Voice of the Turtles, Holy  Water: Rule of Capture, Lone Star Christmas: Holy Night, Angels from Ashes, Christmas in Catalonia, Sacred Gift, Belize Navidad, Sacred Choices, and others, is a best-selling author,

motivational keynote speaker, wife, and all-around pilgrim of life. 

She writes uplifting, multicultural stories steeped in time and love.

Dr.  Bartell lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband Peter and her 'mews'

—three rescued cats and a rescued *Cat*ahoula Leopard dog.

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Wild Rose Pass

Love may be blind, but is it short-sighted?

 Cadence McShane, free-spirited nonconformist, yearns to escape the rigid code, clothes, and sidesaddles of 1880s military society in Fort Davis, Texas. She finds the daring new lieutenant exhilarating, but as the daughter of the commanding officer, she is expected to keep with family  tradition and marry West Point graduate James West.

Orphaned, Comanche-raised, and always the outsider looking in, Ben Williams yearns to belong. Cadence embodies everything he craves, but as a battlefield-commissioned officer with the Buffalo Soldiers instead of a West Point graduate, he is neither accepted into military society nor  considered marriageable.

Can two people of different worlds, drawn together by conflicting needs, flout society and forge a life together on the frontier? 

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