Set in the tumultuous frontier days of the American West, this thrillingly authentic debut novel illuminates the passionate choices of one woman’s heart.
A chance encounter . . .
Wealthy entrepreneur Rab Trudeau is seething mad. A Nevada newspaper is printing fraudulent stock prices that could force his silver mine to close. Posing as an investigator from San Francisco’s Great Western Detective Agency, which he happens to own, Rab travels to Nevada to uncover who’s behind the false claims. Soon after stepping off the train, he rescues a beautiful woman from an oncoming carriage—and in one blinding moment, both are consumed by the powerful strength and seduction of their embrace.
An uncertain destiny . . .
An aspiring writer for The Pioneer, Susanna agrees to interview the stranger whom everyone is talking about, and is shocked to discover he’s Rab Trudeau—the gentleman who saved her life. Promised in marriage to the wayward son of the couple who raised her after her parents died on a westward-bound wagon train, Susanna fights her overwhelming desire for Rab. But as the mine scandal heats up and turns violent, Susanna must make an impossible choice—one that could bind her to Rab forever or destroy any hope of their future happiness.
Man-of-the-world Rab Trudeau and ingenue Susanna Ward know their love is meant to be, but as Luck would have it in her promising debut, their betrotheds have other plans. In the 1870s Comstock region of Colorado, Rab must go undercover to unearth illegal stock manipulation affecting the value of his silver mine. After rescuing Susanna from a runaway wagon, he invites her to dinner and they quickly fall in love. But Susanna has vowed to marry the son of the man who saved her from certain death when she was a child, and Rab's social-climbing San Francisco fianc e, Margaret, is planning their nuptials even as Rab fends off murderous felons. Rab and Susanna must both choose between honor and love. Luck has skillfully interwoven a solid story line of greed and corruption with a just-right soup on of romantic tension.