Desperate for a fresh start, McKenna Ashford accepts her cousin’s invitation and moves west with her rebellious younger brother to the not-so-quaint mountain town of Copper Creek, Colorado. She arrives only to find that life there is far from what she expects. Having practically raised Robert on her own, McKenna is burdened both with her failure as a parent and her deep conviction to not let her brother throw his life away. Trusting has never come easily for her–especially in issues of the heart–and that inability to trust is put to test when she meets U.S. Marshal Wyatt Caradon.
After years on the trail, Marshal Wyatt Caradon finds himself at a crossroads. He’s brought countless men to justice, but he questions what lasting good his life has accomplished. When his path intersects that of young Robert Ashford, Wyatt glimpses himself, years ago, in the boy’s pride and arrogance. He also sees a boy without a firm hand in his life. His well-meant attempt to help Robert brings him face-to-face with the one situation he never wanted to encounter–and the one woman who holds the key to helping him find his future.
Choosing Tamera Alexander to write the first Women Of Faith historical novel was a sure bet! One of the premiere authors of this genre, Tamera once again proven her abilities to write an engrossing tale with characters that delight. Wyatt is a man of great integrity but doesn’t realise what drives his unbending commitment while McKenna strives desperately to maintain her independence. While at times I became frustrated with McKenna’s inability to accept help, her struggles were genuine, especially the handling of her defiant and recalcitrant younger brother. Tamera delivers up another story sure to encourage and engage her faithful readers and attract new ones to the fold!