Love's Bold Journey Author:Patricia Matthews After losing her parents and plantation home in the Civil War, lovely Rachel Bonner travels to Nebraska, fearfully wondering what her new life will hold. Determined to be free of the aunt and uncle who have reluctantly taken her in, she makes up her mind to overcome any obstacle that would prevent her from plunging ahead on her own. Soon her bea... more »uty and youthful innocence attract three bold and very different men, two she cannot love and one she cannot trust:
Ewell Rankin, the suave Easterner who makes his living from the men who are forging the railroad's path across the plains. Rachel becomes hostess in Ewell's restaurant, little realizing his other plans for her.
Will Simmons, rugged and powerful, whose blood and sweat helped lay the railroad's track - and whose proposal of marriage rescues her from the cruel, conniving Rankin.
Hawkeye Smith, the handsome, commanding buffalo hunter with whom Rachel believes she has found love at last - not knowing that Hawkeye has a secret he cannot share.
All too quickly Rachel becomes wise to the ways of the world. She is subjected to the harsh cruelties of life on the prairie, the harsh criticism when she insists on living her own life. And always there is the question - can she ever surrender completely to the only man to win her heart?
Once again, Patricia Matthews brings us a lusty romantic adventure, alive with richly drawn characters who play out their lives against the exciting background of America's burgeoning frontier.« less