In this stirring novel of the Old West from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson, a desperate woman’s impulsive ruse brings a rough-looking stranger into her life…
To support her orphaned niece, impoverished Brianna O’Keefe accepts work with a Colorado rancher. To guard herself from unwanted attention, she resorts to a harmless little lie: that she’s married to a Denver gold miner named David Paxton. When her boss forces her to write her “husband,” hoping he’ll take Brianna off his hands, she can only pray that no real David Paxton exists who can expose her.
When Colorado marshal David Paxton gets a letter from a stranger claiming to be his wife, and pleading with him to come for her and his “daughter,” he dutifully sets out to find this woman and the child he may have sired. What stuns Brianna is that David is convinced the young girl could, in fact, be his. As David and Brianna’s wary attraction blossoms into a deeper desire, David warms to the idea of a ready-made family. But can his dream survive Brianna’s lingering distrust…and his own heart-held secrets?
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson lights up the Old West with a tale of love, danger, and redemption featuring the ancestors of her beloved Coulter family.
After breaking off their engagement, Eden Paxton’s fiance spreads so many rumors about her that she is forced to leave San Francisco. Her pride bruised, an angry Eden heads for the wilds of Colorado to live with her half brothers. But murderous outlaws cut the trip short when they kidnap her, intending to sell her across the Mexican border.
Ever since a gang murdered his wife, Matthew Coulter cannot see a woman being mistreated without vowing to rescue her—and exacting vengeance against the evildoers. So when he spots Eden with the ruffians, Matthew takes fierce, focused action to save her.
As Eden and Matthew run for their lives, she recognizes a kind heart beneath Matthew’s rugged exterior. But she wonders which will win out: his obsession with revenge—or their growing passion for each other.
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson explores the history of the beloved Coulter Family with this timeless tale that will make you believe in the power of love…
The year is 1889, and Rachel Hollister hasn’t set foot outside her house in five years. Ever since a savage attack left her family dead, she’s cordoned herself off from the outside world, afraid to let anyone into her home—or into her heart. But now trouble has appeared on her doorstep—and suddenly she has no choice but to let a handsome rancher invade her well-guarded existence…
Confirmed bachelor Joseph Paxton grudgingly offers to take up temporary residence at the Hollister ranch—even though it’s obvious that Rachel doesn’t want his protection. But once he catches a glimpse of his beautiful young ward and her remarkable spirit, he’ll do anything to make her see the refuge he’s offering in his embrace—and the splendor that exists beyond her front door. Otherwise he’ll just have to build a safe haven big enough for the both of them.