DAKOTA COWBOY (4) by Linda Ford: Dry Creek, N.D., 1896. Lucy Hall would rather forget about her father, who never married her mother — and walked out on them both. Wade Miller promised his friend Scout that he would bring Lucy to his ranch before sickness claims Scout’s life, but Lucy is having none of it. Then she witnesses a murder and must leave town. Reunited with her father, Lucy learns she misjudged him and she tries to make amends. She also discovers an attraction to Wade. A tender, sweet love story with characters who only want the best for others and themselves. They must lean on their faith for power of forgiveness, and to help them through the darkness.