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The Drifter (Men of the Saddle, Bk 2)
The Drifter - Men of the Saddle, Bk 2
Author: Lori Copeland
Beau Claxton has everything a man could ask for: a home to call his own, food on the table, a happy marriage and a child on the way. All that changes when Beau's beloved wife, Betsy, dies in his arms after being bitten by a rattlesnake. Grief-stricken, Beau says goodbye to his family and leaves Missouri, unsure of where he will go. — Charity ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780739453162
ISBN-10: 0739453165
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 279
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3.8 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Tyndale House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Widowed after the Civil War, Charity Burk is determined not to lose her homestead, but she needs a man to do the heavy lifting around the ranch. Enter the shattered widower Beau Claxton, who leaves home after his beloved wife Betsy dies from a rattlensnake bite. That Betsy was carrying their first child adds to the overdone melodrama.

Beau is attacked by a wolf near Charity's ranch and she nurses him back to health and gives him a proposition: marry her so that she doesn't lose her homestead. He thinks this is preposterous (as would anyone else) but then Charity leaves to help her friend Letty deliver her baby, and two squaws help care for Beau. The squaws believe that he is theirs, and Beau reluctantly agrees to Charity's proposition if only to avoid going with the natives.

Letty dies in childbirth and Charity and Beau assume the roles of parents when Letty's husband goes off the deep end. Two childbirth deaths in one book is a bit much. Charity and Beau must deal with town gossip (they are living together, although not in the 'friends with benefits' way), caring for an infant, and their growing attraction to each other. It's a funny, warm read.
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This was an enjoyable story
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Good Story .Was easy to read and understand.
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Charity Burk is determined to find a husband to help her keep her homesteaded land after her first husband dies in the Civil War. So when she discovers unconscious and injured cowboy Beau Claxton on her land, she decides her prayers have been answered.
Beau Claxton has been drifting for a year...one long lonely year after the death of his wife and child. He is grateful to Charity for taking him in and nursing him back to health, but he can never love another woman and give his heart a chance to break again.
Lori Copeland has written a great historical romance that both entertains and makes you think. I loved it.

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