He would give his life to protect her. It costs more to love her.
Buck O’Connor, a former soldier with a price on head, returns to Kansas to answer a kinsman’s plea for help. Along the way, he encounters a young widow stranded on the plains in the midst of an ice storm. He promises his protection before he learns her identity. As Buck soon finds out, it requires cleverness and deceit to honor two opposing vows—one he made to his cousin and the one he just gave to his cousin’s enemy.
“Gripping, realistic western writing at its best! E. E. Burke is an exceptional storyteller!" —Rosanne Bittner, USA TODAY bestselling author
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In August, 1870, the Katy railroad arrives in Indian Territory to an unwelcome greeting from the people who live there. During the tense standoff, which stalls construction and ignites tempers, a peaceful resolution appears impossible. So does a love that springs up between a wealthy railroad heiress and the desperate Cherokee outlaw who kidnaps her.
"E.E. Burke understands the heart of romance...and delivers it."
Maggie Shayne, New York Times bestselling author
Kansas, 1873: A depression grips the country, robbers target rail lines with shocking accuracy. In spite of its early success, the Katy Railroad now struggles to pay its workers and bankruptcy looms. But in the midst of all this unhappy news, it is an act of domestic violence that sets the town of Parsons ablaze with gossip, and challenges Sheriff Frank Garrity to uncover the truth. When he does, it will shatter his notions about duty, justice...and love.
Bestselling author E.E. Burke transports readers back in time to the wild and untamed era of steam railroads in this breathtaking historical romance that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.More info →