Miller consistently produces wonderfully romantic, compelling historical romances, and her fourth Stone Creek western is no exception. It's a captivating tale in which Miller's astute attention to detail and vivid prose bring the characters to life with her trademark wit, warmth and charm.

Lydia Fairmont will lose everything if she doesn't marry a heartless banker. Childhood friend and ex-Pinkerton Detective Gideon Yarbro is determined to save her, even from herself. He kidnaps her and drags her to his home in Stone Creek, where they are forced to marry.

Theirs is definitely not a marriage of convenience, especially with Gideon caught in the middle of a dangerous war between the miners and the owners and being stalked by a hired gun. And it's when things seem their worst that the lovers admit their love and stand together to overcome all obstacles. (HQN, Aug., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Maria Ferrer