Part 4 of a series. The other books are One More Chance, Susannah's Secret, and Courtin' Patience.
Nothing much ever happens in this peaceful East Texas town. But Billy Ray's simple, well-ordered life is forever complicated by his first arrest of a thief who turns out to be a young woman disguised as a boy.
At her trial, Victoria "Tori" Nelson's tale of desperate orphanhood seems to make people forget that outlaws go to jail. The judge sentences her to stay with the reverend and his wife for three months, to learn from them how to be a lady. During that time, the sheriff is to check up on her daily and, during the last month, to teach the outlaw how to be a law-abiding citizen!
How can a thief learn to act like a lady with a suspicious, overbearing--and handsome--sheriff watching her all the time? And how in the world can the sheriff ever trust this outlaw--who takes his breath away whenever he looks at her?