Barbara Samuel is reliably good. From the back cover:
When Tess fled from her husband's cruelty, her only desire was to live in peace. Then she found herself intrigued by the Santa Fe trail and the laughing eyes of the exotic Joaquin Morales.
AN UNBREAKABLE BOND
Their love was beyond imagining, yet Tess and Joaquin were pursued by demons not of their making. Only when they conquered the threats of the past could they embrace the paradise they found in each other's arms.