Known for romance with enough realism and grit to satisfy fans of homey, western tales, Davidson returns with the lovely story of a young widow, her adorable stepchildren, a strong hero and a love that turns strangers into a loving family. Sweet, tender and just the pick-me-up some might need.

When her husband is hanged for a decade-old crime, Glory Clark is determined to hold onto their farm for the stepchildren she raised and loves as her own. Cade McAllister has been sent to find the cache of gold Clark has supposedly hidden on his farm. Posing as a prospective buyer, he agrees to work for Glory as a hired hand. He is the hope she needs. He also makes her feel pleasure and trust. Cade agrees to marriage, for propriety’s sake, but love blossoms and Cade’s deception makes everything harder. Cade adores the children and desires Glory. Slowly, they build the bonds that make them a family, but what will happen when Glory learns the truth? (HARLEQUIN, Apr., 283 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin