Williamson continues to uphold her reputation for putting out compelling historicals. The plot is suspenseful and sensual, with emotions that are real.
Feeling responsible for an accident that nearly killed his father, Noah sets out for parts unknown. He winds up in Chancetown, where he takes care of a problem in a saloon and is appointed sheriff. On his first day of work, he meets dirt-encrusted, rebellious and homeless Rosalyn. Soon, Noah hires her as a deputy. Rosalyn loves her new job and her boss, and she'll do anything, even kill, to keep him safe from rustlers, vendettas and his own heart. (Samhain, May, 232 pp., $12.50)