A Ruth Ryan Langan Historical Romance Classic.
Abby Market and her family join a wagon train heading West, leaving behind all that is familiar.
A gunman named Rourke, a loner, a battle-scarred Union veteran, hires on to guard the wagon train to its final destination, California. Rourke finds himself drawn against his will to the tough, determined Abby.
Across the miles, as they face the perils of death, disease and attack by those who would destroy them, Abby and Rourke band together to survive, and discover a love as fierce as the land itself. But when Rourke's bitter past threatens to destroy them, they must do everything in their power to survive, even at the cost of the love they have come to treasure above all else.