Hedlund brings the Wild West to life in a drama-filled historical romance with characters who will stop at nothing to get what they want. They are sweet, compelling and when they are bad, boy, are they bad.
Michigan, 1883: Lily Young is on a mission to locate her long-lost sister, Daisy, who has chosen a life on the seedy side. She travels to so many mining towns that she loses count. Connell McCormick is trying to show his father he can make a profit in the lumber camps and has turned a blind eye to the reality of life in the camps, until he meets Lily. She opens his eyes to the fact that corrupt cronies are running the town, not law-abiding citizens. Can they find Daisy in time, or will the people on the wrong side of law triumph? (BETHANY HOUSE, Sep., 384 pp., $14.99)