The return of Savannah Stephens is the biggest news to hit Sunbonnet, Wyoming in quite a long time. Rancher Clay Keogh welcomes the return as he, Savannah, and his half-brother Kole Kills Crow were childhood friends. But Clay soon discovers that Savannah must have seen Kole sometime in the intervening years, for her 6-year-old daughter Claudia Ann clearly carries Koles stamp. Immediately smitten with the bright Claudia Ann, Clay realizes that Claudia worries a great deal about her mothers healthand with good reason. Savannah has been battling breast cancer.

Realizing that Savannah is emotionally and physically weak, Clay offers her a deal of marriage. With fate and the future uncertain, are they both ready to accept the risks and start building a life together?

Kathleen Eagle has an innate gift for telling rich and emotional stories. THE LAST GOOD MAN will touch your heart and restore your spirit. Former hardcover Top Pick. (May, 384 pp., $7.00—Hardcover published August 2000)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith