In 1873, US Marshal John Morgan Caine had a personal reason to see that justice occurred, vengeance for the murder of his sister by Bret Lawton and his men. Now a hero by delivering Bret and company several hundred miles to San Francisco to stand trial, Morgan still feels lonely. While Bret and many of his gang are to publicly hang, English lady Lacey Ashton arrives in town to stay overnight before continuing her journey to Portland to see her father for the first time in thirteen years. She finds no room as everything is booked for the gallows spectacle, but Morgan gallantly gives her his room, but in gratitude she desperately steals from him after someone stole her stuff.
She continues to Portland where she meets up with an obsessed Morgan still completing his trek of revenge and justice. As they begin to fall in love, her past and his quest seem tied together. This makes their growing feelings seem moot as a permanent relationship between the idealistic romantic female and the realistic cynical male could never happen.
AUTUMN STAR is a captivating romance starring two opposites in lifes philosophy. The story line is captivating because of the diverse thinking of the lead twosome. Fans of western romance will enjoy Lori Morgans trek along the Pacific Ocean states that provides a warm wonderful reading experience.