In 1843, Comanche Indians kidnapped sixteen-year-old Lidia from her home in Mapimi, Mexico. She had been the wife of her beloved Ernesto for just eleven days. Terrified and heartbroken, she knew that few women ever returned to normal life after being a Comanche captive. Forced to become the wife of Tokono, a Comanche warrior, her life was full of horror and tears. When Tokono was killed in battle, Lidia and two other captive girls were forced on a march that almost killed them. Hunters from Fort Bent, Colorado rescued the girls from their captors who sold them for a horse and a mule. John Hawken, a mountain man, worked at Fort Bent as a gunsmith after the fur trade ended. There, he and Lidia fell in love. This is the true story of their tempestuous life together, fraught with danger, adventure and romance.