Nurse Levee O'Reilly and her husband, Dr. Liam O'Reilly are headed from Boston to Mexico to set up a medical clinic when their stagecoach is attacked by the infamous Frank Michaels, who kills Liam. All alone now, Levee makes her way to Eagle Pass, Texas, where she turns to teaching for her livelihood. Devoted wholeheartedly to her students, Levee has little time for romance.
Rancher Daniel Neville has battled doubts and distrust for most of his life. Wracked with guilt over his twin sister's death and then 'punished' with a limp from an injury sustained during a stampede, Dan dedicates himself to serving his family and working with horses on their ranch. Marriage is far from the top of his to-do list, and he aims to keep it that way.
When a coincidental meeting brings Levee and Dan together, they're awakened to a long-ignored desire for love and acceptance by the realization that they might have finally found it. Can these two mavericks accept the plans God has for their lives?
LOREE LOUGH IS A NEW-TO-ME AUTHOR AND I FEEL LIKE I HAVE JUST STUMBLED ONTO A GOLD MINE BECAUSE :
A) I LOVE HER STYLE
B) SHE IS A PROLIFIC WRITER
THIS IS BOOK TWO OF THE LONESTAR LEGENDS SERIES BUT IT READS WELL AS AN INDEPENDENT NOVEL. I'LL ADMIT THOUGH, THAT MY INTEREST HAS BEEN PEAKED ENOUGH TO RUSH OUT A GET A HOLD OF BEAUTIFUL BANDIT (THE FIRST IN THE SERIES) AS SOON AS I CAN.
I THINK I WAS MOST MOVED BY LEVEE'S TRANSFORMATION FROM EASTERN CITY GIRL TO FRONTIERSWOMAN. I KEPT THINKING THAT LIVING, BREATHING WOMEN REALLY DID GO THROUGH SIMILAR HARDSHIPS AND CAME OUT TRIUMPHANT IN ORDER TO SETTLE THE WEST. GRIT DOESN'T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE THOSE WOMEN.
THIS BREATHTAKING WESTERN IS PARTNERED WITH A TENDER ROMANCE THAT BRINGS SATISFACTION TO EVERY PAGE. A WONDERFUL READ!
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