Another good story in the "Heart of the West" series. This is book two and for different reasons, I liked it just as much as book one. The author does a good job of you getting to know the characters in her story and understanding them and cheering them on through their difficulties. This takes place in the 1890's in Montana and you get the feeling that you are there.
Juliana Brady finds herself alone, trying to find a way to make a living now that her mother has passed away and her father went looking for gold years ago and never returned.
Josh McBride (who you will have met if you read book one, "No Place for a Lady") is trying to "make it on his own" and has moved to Montana to begin a sheep herd and build himself a ranch. He will discover rare stones on his property that could possible change his life.
These two people will meet through a sad situation and the Lord will continue to bring them together. The attraction is there but Juliana must learn that although she needs to make it on her own, there is nothing wrong with having a man there to protect and cherish her. A very well written love story with a touching ending. There were also a few "I didn't see that coming" moments which I always enjoy. I look forward to reading book three in this series very soon.
Almost forgot; be sure to read the author's note at the end of the book to discover what inspired her to write this story, and to find out that some of her story is based upon real history, which makes the story all the more interesting to me.