Noble and Ivy Author:Carole Howey Ivy was comfortable being a schoolteacher in the town of Peaceful, Wyoming. She had long since given up dreams of marrying her childhood beau, and bravely bore the secret sorrow that haunted her past. But then Stephen, her cocksure brother, ran off with his youthful sweetheart and a fortune in gold and Ivy had to make sure that he didn't wind up... more » gutshot by gunmen or strung up by his beloved's angry brother.
Noble -- Just speaking his name made her tremble. Years before, his strong arms and gentle hands had stoked her fires hotter and sweeter than a summer day before the tragedy that snuffed their flame and left a season of silence in its wake. Now, as the two reunited in a quest to save their siblings, Ivy burned to coax the embers to life and melt in the blazing passion she swore they shared. But before that could happen. Noble and Ivy, in league at last, would have to reconcile their past and learn that noble intentions meant nothing without everlasting love.« less
I had never read this author before- what a nice surprise. It became one of my keepers. I wanted to reread-I did. The heroine in this story goes searching for her brother and his sweetheart. They ran off with a fortune in gold. Right behind her is the 'sweethearts' brother who is not happy at all! It was a fun story, emotional and with well rounded characters.