Mary Connealy is an award-winning, bestselling author known for her fun and lively historical romances. An author, teacher and journalist, she lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her husband and has four daughters and two grandchildren.
Kylie Wilde fought in the Civil War dressed as a boy and now she's homesteading as a man. But when land agent Aaron Masterson comes to inspect her claim, he immediately realizes she's a woman. Aaron is interested in her from the moment right away, but when he tells her of his plan to stake his own claim farther west, she draws away. But all Kylie's future plans are put in jeopardy when someone tries to burn her out. Who would attack her way out here? Aaron suggests a way for Kylie to stay safe, though --- marry him!
Now that she's settled in town, Tina Cahill is determined to get Broken Wheel's saloon closed for good. To that end, she pickets outside the place every afternoon. Tina is the prettiest woman Vince Yates has ever seen, so if he could just convince her to give up her crazy causes, he might go ahead and propose. But it turns out that Tina's picketing at the saloon has revealed a dark secret that could put everyone Vince loves in danger.
In the small town of Dry Gulch, Texas, a good-hearted busybody just can't keep herself from surreptitiously trying to match up women in dire straits with men of good character she hopes can help them. How is she to know she's also giving each couple a little nudge toward love?
Dare Riker is a doctor who saves lives. Lately, though, someone appears determined to end his. Whoever the culprit is, he or she seems really fired up, and Dare can't let his guard down for a moment. He wants to leave the violence of his war days behind and move on --- preferably with Glynna Greer at his side. But will he survive long enough to have his chance at love?
Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil is rescued by Luke Stone, who is heading home to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men who killed his father are working hard to ensure that he doesn't make it alive. Luke just can't abandon Ruthy, so he takes her along on his journey. The more time he spends around the hard-working young woman, the more he finds himself thinking beyond revenge and toward a different future.
Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave, but he hasn't been the same since. Then he fought in the Civil War and returned to Colorado crazier than ever. Somewhere along the line, it appears Seth got married. Oh, he has a lot of excuses, but his wife isn't too happy to find out Seth doesn't remember her.