Ruby - Dakota Treasures, #1 Author:Lauraine Snelling First in a heartwarming new frontier series by Lauraine Snelling! Ruby is new to the Dakotah Territory - and the unexpected new boss! Managing her new "Inheritance" is going to require far more than she bargained for... — "My dearest daughters, — I must beg your forgiveness for the long time between letters. I am sure you must have thought I passe... more »d on from this world, but life here in the West has been a myriad of experiences, and not all of them good. I attempted gold mining, with some small success, and finally parlayed that into a legacy that I can pass on to my two treasures. While I had hoped to be able to send for you before now, the sad news is that I am dying. I have enclosed tickets for the two of you to come and claim your inheritance, and God willing, if you come quickly, I will have a chance to see your sweet faces before I pass on into the next life...."
Ruby Torvald sets out on a daunting journey with her young sister, Opal, to hopefully see their long-lost father once more and claim the promised inheritance. But instead of the treasure they expected, the sisters discover something most shocking.
Ruby's bold determination in the face of scandal is the only way to redeem her father's legacy. Does she have it in her?« less
A great first book in the Dakota Treasures series! If you like the wild west, you will enjoy the story of two sisters who travel from the security of their wealthy "foster" family in New York across the country to claim their inheritance from a dying father they have not been in contact with for many years. The people they meet in Dakota are not at all what they expected. Should they stay and try to make it in this beautiful but wild place or return to the secure home they left behind? Maybe the handsome but somewhat awkward rancher can help Ruby and Opal decide. Regardless, Ruby realizes she must lean on a higher power for help.
Part of the overall Dakota Treasures series. These are wonderful books. Inspirational reading with an excellent story. Lauraine Snelling's books ahve been recommeneded by Sons of Norway, I am glad they turned me on to her work. LOVE it.