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Genre: Historical Romance
In St. Louis preparing to make a wagon trip west, Finley Carson falls in love at first sight with one of the other passengers. He later discovers that the woman, Jessica Beaumont, is married to the man Fin is tracking for the death of his brother and for stealing a mining claim.
When her husband is shot later in the journey, Jessica becomes an availableand very pregnantwidow. The rules are that she must remarry in order to remain on the wagon train. Do the men on the train, including Fin, want her because she needs helpor is it because her husband openly bragged about the gold claim that now belongs to her? She's courted by and marries Fin because he seems to care for her, but her growing love for him is complicated when she learns the claim belonged to his brother.
Davidson deftly mixes courtship
Reviewed By: Gerry Benninger
Published: February 2004