Can he love her without drawing her into the dangerous web of his secret past?
A Woman Who Knows Her Own Mind
Prudence Emerson doesn't have time for romantic entanglements. She's taken a job at the mercantile, and is saving money to attend school at Oberlin. That is, until the Reverend Derrick Chase rides into town to start a new church. Her good friend Lilly Warren invites her to a service at Enduring Faith Moravian church, and the die is cast. She can't deny her attraction to him, and the handsome mulatto preacher obviously returns the feelings. Should she change her plans to explore a relationship with him? Or will being the preacher's paramour lead to nothing but pain?
A Man of The Cloth- With A Past
Reverend Derrick Chase, a Moravian pastor, is newly settled in Ridgeway, over 3,000 miles away from where he grew up in North Carolina. He came to California hoping to put distance between himself, and a dark past he has no desire to revisit. But the tall, beautiful Prudence Emerson gets his heart pounding every time she's near. She's an honorable woman, and he won't soil her reputation. But another thing he won't do is let her slip through his fingers...