When Montana Mountain man, Jesse Winslow, returns unwillingly to the family farm at his mother's request, he finds his parents dead and his old flame, Andreaówho is now his brother's widowógiving birth to his brother's child.
Staying is the last thing Jesse wants to do, so he devises a plan: find a husband for Andrea, sell the farm and turn the money over to the newlyweds.
But Andrea won't co-operate. Staying on the Winslow farm is the only thing she wants... that, and Jesse.
While the pair fights reawakening passion, raiders strike surrounding farms, terrorizing the community. The violence appears random, but Jesse's sure someone is stalking Andrea.
The mountain man knows what must be done, but first he must come to terms with what drove him into isolation, and then decide to become a permanent part of something bigger than himself.
"Ms. Ankrum has a gift for characterization and a unique voice that will speak to many readers' hearts."
~Kathe Robin, Romantic Times
WILD WESTERN HEARTS, in series order
Chase the Fire