History and romance sure are quite a combo in this book.
Vey good story. Great western
Lily's uncle Jasper Brody and his wife Joellen have taken off on a trip to see the Eastern coast.
Joellen is the mother of Letty Sue, a spoiled, very imature twenty year old? Letty Sue Withers wants to prove to her mother that she can handle running their ranch. But it seems like Letty Sue can twist any man, any age, around her little finger, without even trying.
Joellen has kept in touch with a young half-breed man, who saved their lives at one time, and has asked Chase Wheeler to supervise the running of the ranch and Letty Sue.
Letty Sue is furious and disgruntled, she would not let any man tell her what to do. Would you believe that she can't cook? And now she was running out of clean cloths. How hard was it to do the wash? It takes her sneaky disappearance [to learn how to cook] to start the jealosy bubbling in Chase. What a man!
It takes her unselfish version of saving Chase from the Law and their finding of a small orphan to really start her growing up.
Even though Chase refuses to consumate their marriage, Letty Sue decides she wants his love and trust, which he refuses to give, before making the marriage real.
Chase Wheeler had been burned once by a spoiled beauty - never again would he trust any woman. Then Marabella got the upper hand with Chase and Letty Sue had to save his life. Yikes!