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Genre: Historical Romance
In an opening reminiscent of Clint Eastwoods Hang em High movie,
After 13 years living with her aunt in England, Lacey is just off the boat, in more ways than one. When the cabby gets his carriage stuck, she wanders around barbarous San Francisco to find shelter until she can board the packet to Portland where she hopes to rejoin her father. She gets carried along in the excited crowd and witnesses the hanging of four outlaws that Morgan Caine brought to justice. All her belongings are stolen and her escape from the crowd takes her into a gentlemens club. Everyone there, including Morgan, takes her for exactly the kind of woman allowed in a gentlemens club, and certainly not for a lady.
The lawman rescues her and gallantly gives up his room, but Lacey steals from him to continue her journey. They meet again in Oregon because Morgan and his plan to avenge his sisters murder are intertwined with secrets from Laceys childhood.
Lori Morgan draws Lacey as a traditional romance heroine, not spoiled by the violent realities the hero knows. She is also
Reviewed By: Gerry Benninger
Published: July 2001