It tells the story of Bethanie who has been taken in to live with her mother's sister after the death of her mom. Her father's whereabouts is unknown and her Uncle and Aunt tell everyone that she was born out of wedlock and is a nobody. After several advances by her uncle, Beathanie plans to run away and find herself a better life than being their servant and maid.
Her chance comes when a man comes to stay one night in the hotel they run and Bethanie bargains with him to let her leave with him.
It seems there is trouble in town and when the man who we find is a Texas Ranger doing some undercover work, leaves down with the sunt, her daugher, Bethanie and the young stable boy with the help of a Priest.
The story takes us to a Texas Ranch, California and has many connecting storylines that keep the reader wanting to turn the next page.
This is the best book I have read in a long time! I am always trying to figure out what was going to happen before I actually read it, but there was no way that I could figure this one out. This book had so many twists and turns, it was like a NASCAR road course!
Desperate fo flee the lecherous advances of her uncle, Bethany Lane makes her escape with Texas Ranger Josh Weston by offering to be a cook at his ranch. Yet the treacherous trek through a savage land not only awakens her passion for this strong, caring man, it seals her fate. For though the dangers of frontier life threaten to destroy her dreams of a future in his arms, she can't let go of her deepest, truest desire.....
Desperate to flee the lecherous advances of her uncle, Bethany makes her escape with Texas Ranger Josh Weston by offering to be a cook at his ranch. Devotion to duty puts his life with Bethany in jeopardy. Read on!
I am sorry that I read this book. To tell you why would be a major spoiler, so I won't say. However, I will say that I read Jodi Thomas books to feel good. The heros always get the girl and live happily ever after. The REAL HERO in this book was mistaken.I was seriously bummed for days after reading this.