Peggy Darty is one of my Favorite Authors and in this book she keeps you guessing as to how it will end. As far as westerns go, she hasn't hardly written any that I know of. But this one is good and has a plot that will take you down many back trails. Happy reading.....
In 1898 Ruth Wright and her father, Doc Wright came to the Klondike, where the gold rush has attracted many hopeful souls seeking their fortunes. Many instead find illness, frostbite and brutal living conditions.
One of the first persons Ruth meets is a tightlipped gold miner named Joe Spencer. Ruth knows Joe is hiding several secrets and his steps are being tracked, but immediately he steals her heart. Joe leaves as soon as he no longer needs the doctor's services.
The town matchmaker has plans for Ruth and a young widower, Dr Arthur Bradley, at the same time that Joe is identified by a wanted poster from Skagway. Now Ruth's father is challenged. will she sail away on the next ship with Arthur and leave Joe in jail? OR will Joe brek his silence and erase her fears?