When voluptuous, witty card-sharp Lillian Teague learns her husband has died and left her a Maryland estate, she is eager to begin a new life away from the rough and tumble West. No sooner does she unpack, when a handsome, English-to-the-bone cousin, Archibald Pierce, arrives.
Fallen on hard times, he plans to find the legendary Creston fortune to save his skin from the most ruthless money lender east of the Mississippi. He doesn't plan on Lil's outrageous appeal. Though she sees into Archie's con-man heart, and doesn't want to be just another pretty face to him, she decides he's the man for her.
As the evil villian lurks nearby, Lil and Archie fear time is running out as the treasure hunt faces one problem after another. Determined to win, Lil plays her hand close to her heart. When time is up, she lets her cards fall and Archie finds...
This was a very good book.
It has all grit and charm of the old west.