One woman hiding from family abuse and another seeking her lost family. Each discover that happiness and love can grow from sadness when they don't give up the pursuit.
Frightened Danielle must trust a handsome rancher named Grey to help her escape from an abusive uncle. Grey hires her as the cook's assistant on his cattle drive taking longhorn cattle from El Paso to his desert ranch southwest of Tucson in Arizona Territory. Leaving all her dresses and feminine garments behind, she cuts her long hair short and dresses as a boy to keep the men from discovering she's a woman. But Grey knows she's a woman and he can't forget--not after he kisses her under the starlight.
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Lily has been a nurse in Civil War hospitals in Kentucky. At the end of the war, she endures weeks of travel to Tucson, Arizona Territory, to find her father who headed there years earlier to hunt for gold. She learns from the one doctor in town, Ben, that he died, leaving her with no family. When a mine shaft south of town collapses and traps miners, Lily wants to go with Ben to help care for the injured. But he insists she abide by his rules to protect her reputation. How could he think she would marry a stranger? If she does not, how will she survive?