This writer is at the top of her game with this intensely romantic, witty tale of love in the Old West. Not only does she know the human heart, Austin's research skills are obvious in all her books.
This is a nice fun, fast, easy read. It really was a cute story.
this book is about a lieutenant who finds himself courting his bosses daughter. great book
The setting is 1867, western Kansas, at the time a very wild place. The Indians had not yet given up and retreated or been driven onto reservations, and the country was still unsettled in the aftermath of the Civil War. Rebecca had grown up in forts on kansas, but was sent East to school by her widowed Army officer father, and is returning home after an absence of six years. Lieutenant Forrester is returning to his post after being home on leave to his native Virginia. A graduate of West Point, he had chosen service in the West as a way to avoid betraying either his country or his state in the war. Lt. Forrester is to lead a supply train from Fort Riley to Fort Hays, Rebecca's only way back to her father. And he doesn't want to take her....
A fun and engaging story, full of history and romance. Set in a time where report of an embrace between an unmarried man and woman could precipitate a wedding....
She'd grown up in frontier forts so if she couldn't handle a harmless kiss with a soldier, who could? Rebecca Huntington blithly declared. But she hadn't planned on het heart being captured by the likes of officer Clark Forrester, a gentleman whose "casual" kisses were anything but.
If Lieutenant Clark Forreater wasn't careful, he would find himself marching down the aisle with Rebecca Huntington. And while a woman who could ride astride, beat him at chess and unnerve him just by deepi9ng her dimples was a fascinating pasttime, wooing the bosses daughter and a court martial could go hand in hand.
A product of Western forts and the Army military, Rebecca Huntington has developed into an accomplished flirt. She is now heading back west after spending 6 years in the East getting an education.
Rebecca meets Lieutenant Clark Forrester on the train, heading back to her father, who is a commander of one of the forts. She is in the company of her aunt and cousin.
Clark is interested in the vixen, Rebecca. But Rebecca's father is a no-nonsense military-sort, who could offer Clark a court-martial instead of his daughter's hand.
The author knows a great deal about frontier forts and that added much to the story.
She'd grown up in frontier forts, so if she cuoldn't handle a hameless kiss with a soldier, who could? Rebecca Huntington blithely declared. But she hadn't planned on her heart bieng captured by the likes of officer Clark Forrester, a gentalman whose "casual" kisses were anything but!
If Lieutenant Clark Forrester wasn't careful, he would find himself marching down the aisle with rebecca Huntington. And while a woman who could ride astride, beat him at chess and unneerve him just by deepening her dimples was a fascinating pastime, wooing the boss'e daughter and a court-martial could go hand in hand!