Forever Victoria Author:Dorothy Garlock Beautiful Victoria McKenna ruled the Double M ranch as her private dynasty on the vast Wyoming high plains. If anyone dared touch her, a hundred guns stood ready to take revenge. — But Mason Mahaffey defied the odds to lay his claim on the McKenna land -- and its fiery mistress. A bold adventurer and a proud, sensuous woman, their reckless passio... more »ns ignited a blood feud that raged across the frontier like prairie fire -- consuming them both, body and soul.« less
This is a fascinating story! Garlock guarantees conflict by having a neer-do-well brother in England illegally sell off his half-sisters (Victoria McKenna) inheritance (the Double M Ranch, in Wyoming Territory) to Mason Mahaffey (and his young siblings).
Victoria is prepared for a no-holds-barred legal fight with Mason, but finds that Masons siblings are the innocent victims of their feud.
Mason refuses to leave the ranch and Victoria refuses to surrender control. They share the house while the legal wheels turn slowly. Each knows they are correct but Mason has a compromise. He offers to marry Victoria so she can stay; the young woman is underwhelmed with the offer!
Victoria remains hostile to Mason but begins to understand the difficulties the younger Mahaffeys have endured and softens her feelings toward them.
Out of the blue, folks are shooting at Victoria and Mason and they must figure out why their lives are in peril. They join forces to fight the unknown enemy and put aside some of their hostility.
These are two strong characters that arent ready to give an inch; they are fascinating to watch. The secondary characters are fully developed and do much to move the story along.
This is the best book Ive read in a long time! I couldnt put it down until the last page. Enjoy!