Leon’s looking for a stiff drink and a loose woman.
Marjorie’s looking for a temporary husband who will sign those homesteading papers, then ride on out of Hope Springs.
It's 1869 and Marjorie’s had it with men who take off the first time someone waves a flag, a skirt, or chunk of gold in front of them. She’s seen what waiting for a wandering man does to a woman and wants no part of it. Which is fine by Leon, as he has no desire to be a sodbuster, or even a husband for that matter.
But desire finds them anyway and pulls them under. Now Leon needs to figure out how to prove he's worth keeping around, and Marjorie needs to decide whether Leon's worth waiting for.
“First-rate novel, full of humor and heart.” Janet Evanovich.
“True blue American storytelling...a standout.” Romantic Times