This is book 2 in the Whispering Mountain series. While each book can stand alone it is best to read them in order as main characters from subsequent books are introduced as minor characters in each book and you learn the entire story of each character as you read the entire series.
Ms Thomas captures the essence of 1800 Texas as she tells the stories of the men and women who fought to conquer and hold their lands.
Tobin has helped to hold the Whispering Mountains ranch since he was a small boy and when he is asked to protect the daughter of one of his brother's friends he does it without hesitation never realizing the danger to which he would be entering. Liberty is a spoiled rich girl but soon learns what is needed and necessary to survive when she is running to protect her own life. A wonderful love story .
Enjoyed the second book even more than the first in this trilogy and I really, really liked the first book. (heart flutter) . . . love the hero in this story.
A worthwhile sequel to the delightful, different, Texas Rain, but the premise begins to get old about halfway through the book. Enjoyed it, but I don't think it had enough heart, as it definitely didn't tug on my heartstrings. Don't skip it, but hope for better in the third of the trilogy.