Betsy Tyler, A.K.A. "Crazy Bets", had a bad experience in her past, which now causes her to freak out and go to "that place she goes sometimes," which leads to her locking herself in her room and sitting on her floor loading a pistol, and believing that the hero of the story is actually Satan..... This girl is not all there. What bugs me the most about it is the fact that she is given a child to raise about half way through the book. (No child needs to be in that kind of situation.)
The hero of the story is unique. He is a preacher, but has a bit of a dark shadow in his soul. That shadow is caused by a desire for revenge against the men who killed his family. He is good to the people in the towns he preaches in, and makes it a goal to save Betsy from her demons and bring her back into society.
I had to skim through a lot of pages, because it did get quite boring and redundant. However, to core story is good, because it is unique. No "love" scenes, but a few sweet kissing scenes. (He is a preacher, after all.) Interesting span of characters throughout the book.