A great love story .Taking place in Colorado in the late 1800's
Sheriff Aaron McBain awakens to find that hes survived a gunshot but is going to be sidelined for awhile because of the severity of his wound. The reader realizes that the good sheriff is not used to being abed and being told what to do. It isn't long before he starts telling the doctor and his nurse how things are going to be.
When they try to thwart the sheriff, he decides to hire the nurse away from the hospital. She agrees but McBain is unsettled; he knows he has seen his nurse before under other circumstances.
When he figures it out, he offers an unusual deal to his nurse; marry him and he would protect her and find out the real killer of Susannahs husband, Senator Carvel. Unfortunately, Susannah is the only suspect and no one seems to be looking for any other explanation.
For me, the story started to drag a bit in the middle and I found it hard to imagine that the folks after Susannah didnt just shoot her, rather than give her multiple chances. I was unimpressed with the sheriff when he demanded Susannah marry him immediately especially after finding out how awful her marriage was with the senator.
Then I got over it when I saw that he really loved Susannah and wanted to protect her and this was the only way he could see to do it. An interesting story!
Though it hadnn't killed him, the gunshot wound to his chest was going to keep Sheriff Aaron Mcbain out of commission for a while. So he spent his days thinking about where he'd seen Sussannah Carvels fae before. By the time he'd recovered enough to recall that it had been on a wanted poster, he couln't believe that she was guilty of any crime, let alone murder!
HE THOUGHT HE'S DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN...UNTIL HE REALIZED HE RECOGNIZED THE ANGEL HOVERING AROUND HIM!
Though it hadn't killed him, the gunshot wound to his chest was going to keep Sheriff Aaron McBain out of commission for a while. So he spend his days thinking about where he's seen Susannah Carvel's face before. By the time he'd recovered enough to recall that it had been on a Wanted poster, he couldn't believe that she was guilty of any crime. Let alone murder!
Susannah claimed that she had been framed, but he would need to buy some time to prove her innocence. Giving her his name was the only way Aaron could think of to keep her safe from harm and silence the local tongues whose gossip might expose her. And he was beginning to realize that protecting Susannah had become the only thing in the world that truly mattered.