Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't terribly upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone...so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.
Luke is on a mission to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men currently on the property won't let it go without a fight. Luke plans to meet up with friends who will help him take back the land, and since he can't just leave Ruthy in the middle of nowhere, she's going to have to go with him.
But the more time Luke spends around the hardworking young woman, the more he finds himself thinking of things besides revenge. Will Ruthy convince him to give up his destructive path and be swept away by love?
My Thoughts: I enjoyed this quick read. Western historical romance with a bit of suspense, the storyline was entertaining and I really enjoyed the characters of Ruthy and Luke. I liked the code of honour in the west and how good men (and women!) won't stand by when a wrong has been committed or someone has been mistreated, but will risk their own lives in order to make things right. We could use more of that these days! Definitely showed how tough things were back then, especially for women and children.
Looking forward to the next book in this series.