After spending years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Duncan Hennessey returns home to find every-thing he loved is gone. He isolates himself in his mountain ranch to live with his guilt and grief. He doesn't need anyone, especially his laundress, Betsy Hunter.

Though a huge mountain man, Duncan doesn't scare Betsy. She sees a gentleness and sadness in him that others never notice. When he's injured saving her from a bear attack, Betsy nurses him and realizes he is the man she wants.

A lovely Americana romance, this book's intense emotions reach out to touch readers. Betsy's unwavering belief in Duncan and willingness to fight to save him from himself is so moving you'll want to cry with happiness as Hart plays on your heartstrings. (May, 380 pp., $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin