Emily's peaceful life as frontier teacher and her engagement to a local rancher are disrupted when she meets Tay Nashoba, a proud Choctaw leader, for whom she begins to harbor strong feelings.
After a turbulent childhood, Emily Harrington has finally found peace living with her sister and brother-in-law on their Texas ranch. Betrothed to a good man, she teaches the ranch children and shares her happiness with her best friend, Cotannah. Emily believes her life could not get any better -- until one sultry evening when the proud Choctaw brave, Tay Nashoba, rides into her life.
As a leader of the Choctaw nation, Tay is honor bound to marry one of his own people -- and he has come to Texas to claim Cotannah as his bride. But it is beautiful, bewitching Emily who enflames his soul -- as forbidden passion unites them beneath a silver moon...challenging them to defy will, duty, and destiny in the perilous cause of eternal love.