, 2002 - Fiction
- 464 pages
In the Wild West town of Springton, certain Texas belles are finding rattlesnakes easier to lasso than the hearts of the men they desire. Rachel Branigan is Springton's outcast...Caleb Stone the new minister. They both have enemies from the past who threaten to destroy them - and squelch their budding love. When handsome lawman Lee Cutler falls ill, the plain-faced and demure Patience Primrose volunteers to nurse him back to health. Will her self esteem suffer another crushing blow when the new schoolteacher catches Lee's eye? After months of feuding, a confessed secret brings sawmill owner Bobby Joe Aaron and schoolmarm Susannah Butler together in a marriage of convenience. But their little family and growing love teeter on destruction when other secrets are revealed. On his first day as sheriff, Billy Ray Aaron catches a thief who turns out to be a woman in disguise. The biggest challenge of Billy Ray's entire career may be rehabilitating Victoria "Tory" Nelson from her life of crime - before she can steal his heart. Follow the romantic exploits and spiritual journeys of Springton's finest - as well as a couple of her less-than-upstanding citizens - and watch God's love unfold in each life.