Colter's Wife Author:Joan Johnston New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston, who "writes brisk romance chock-full of compelling conflicts and strong local color" (Publishers Weekly), evokes the grandeur, excitement, and danger of the American frontier in this sweeping historical novel. When Kinyan Holloway's husband is killed in a range accident, she has no i... more »dea how she and her children will manage. Torn between the Sioux world in which she was raised and maintaining her husband's ranch - the largest in the Wyoming Territory - she knows only that somehow she will not just survive but preserve her children's heritage for them. Into her life rides Benjamin Colter, a scarred stranger who's fast with his gun. Colter has tried to put vengeance behind him, but the past seems destined to catch up with him. What he wants now is Kinyan Holloway - and her ranch - but he can get them only if he defeats a deadly rival and agrees to become a father to three children who awnt more from him than he's able to give.« less
Wonderful story in the same vein as "Lonesome Dove". This hero is the strong, silent, hurting type that every woman wants. He's deadly with a gun, says what he means, means what he says; the heroine is part Native American and her spirit can't be broken. Her three kids are typical kids: the boys get into all kinds of mischief; the little girl is so sweet even when the hero snarls at her for small infractions because he hurts too much because she reminds him of his dead daughter. The love scenes are wonderfully written and the final ending scenes are "happy ever after". This book will stay with you long after you've read it.