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What I can remember: I'm fairly certain it was a harlequin western historical. h travel to southwestern town (hot, dusty, middle of nowhere) to be with her husband who had arrived earlier to set up a mercantile. When she arrives she finds out that he had been killed (I think over a poker game). h has nowhere to go so she starts up the store, lives in the back room (building needs many repairs). H tells her to leave, the town is not suitable for an unmarried woman but saves her from an attempted assault that night (I believe). There is a fort nearby. I keep thinking the name of the H is Jake (not Nora Robert's Lawless). A Mexican couple worked for her and the husband got into some kind of trouble. They had a fake buriel for him and then "spirited" the couple away.
I know that's not much to go on, but any suggestions would be appreciated.