When her mother is killed by the crossfire in a gun battle in the city, Emma Rose Murphy has no choice but to accompany her aunt and uncle on their journey to Oregon. The trail is hard and full of hard people, but Emma Rose knows two things for sure. One, she's never going to fall in love and two, she will never be able to trust a man who carries a gun. When the handsome Noah Parker saves her from an unknown attacker in the dead of night, Emma Rose doesn't know whether to kiss him or run for her life.
Former Marshal Noah Parker knows all about evil. First a Pinkerton agent, then a deputy marshal, he is on his way to Oregon to start over, to forget the mistakes of his past. When the innocent Emma Rose needs help, he steps in. But his interest leads to scandal and he does what any honorable man would do...he marries her, hoping her acceptance will mend his shattered soul. With a serial killer fixated on Noah's new bride, will the gun-toting former deputy marshal be able to convince Emma Rose to trust him before it's too late? And even if he earns her trust, will her love be strong enough to heal the wounds he carries on his battered heart?
Unexpected love on the Oregon Trail
A sweet love story set on the Oregon Trail with action, adventure and heartbreak. Ms. Woolf always delivers with her stories and this one did not disappoint. Emma Rose and Noah were a perfect match from the get go. They endure some difficulties on their road to romance but it all comes together in one captivating story. I highly recommend all of Ms Woolf’s works and this one fits right in with the rest.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Sweet n cute
Quick read- sweet and cute. Great bedtime story. Emma Rose and Noah got married over a misunderstanding and fall in love on the Oregon Trail. There is not much about the trail just a cute love story.
Suspenseful romantic mystery
Emma sold her parents house and went to her aunt and uncles after the death of her parents and her fiancée in the war. Her aunt and uncle had sold their business she didn’t understand why but they were all going to Oregon city on a wagon train. Emma was attacked right off as they were heading west on the wagon train while she was getting water down at the river to wash the dishes, but was saved by the man who came running after she screamed. She introduced herself as Emma Rose Murphy, and her savior introduced himself as Noah Parker. Very nice to meet you Miss Murphy. Though I would have preferred different circumstances, as would I Mr Parker.
Emma was still having nightmares about her mother’s death and she didn’t want to disturb her aunt and uncle so she got up and went for a walk in the middle of the night...thankfully Mr Parker heard her and brought her back to the wagon but her uncle was awake and incensed that they were together and insisted they marry immediately. This is the Very Basic Beginning to a Suspenseful Romantic Mystery that I just loved.