Lucinda Bell wants nothing more than to follow in her father's footsteps and practice law. But in 1893, the state of Virginia won't allow a woman lawyer. So she leaves her family and fiance and buys a dying practice in Massachusetts, determined to prove herself capable of succeeding at the profession - if she can find acceptance and safety as Loveland's sole lady lawyer first.
Quiet, handsome Matthew Templin, a local carpenter with a questionable past and a potentially dangerous need for a lawyer, is captivated by Lucinda. But he also knows she's above his touch - and that a hidden truth may destroy her career and possibly his own life.
As ambitions collide, Lucinda faces a choice whether to give up her dream - or give up the love of her life.
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Used availability for Naomi Horton's Dream Builder
June 1987 : UK Hardback
March 1985 : UK Mass Market Paperback
September 1984 : USA Paperback