, Dec 1, 2001
- 620 pages
"For Kate Whittington, the simple newspaper ad is the answer to her desperate prayers. Daughter of a dockside harlot and raised in a bleak orphanage, she has no prospects in the unforgiving Maine village of her birth. Correspondence from the lonely Texas widower sparks tempting dreams of a house, a family, and a future. But when Kate arrives at the magnificent Lone Star Ranch, she is greeted by the news that Reed Benton has returned from a raid on a Comanche village wounded, with a wild-looking boy who may be his son." -- Back cover.