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
In 1873, the Katy Railroad’s ambitious general manager is caught up in a whirlwind of crime and corruption. While fighting for his job, he is drawn into a passionate relationship with a younger woman who sees through his arrogant facade to the lonely man beneath. But it takes an excruciating loss before he faces the truth about what his obsession has cost him.
Bestselling author E.E. Burke delivers a beautiful and poignant love story within a taut suspense based on events in the life of a pioneering railroad builder.More info →