Four stories from the heart of the West: Every Girl's Dream by Cheryl Pierson Forced to leave home, shamed and alone after being raped, Sheena McTavish is surprised by the kindness of a stranger. Callen Chandler, a U.S. Army scout, is unexpectedly stricken with compassion for the lonely, green-eyed young woman he discovers being sick behind the stage office. After Indians attack the stagecoach carrying Sheena west, an injured Cal and a terrified, but determined, Sheena find themselves thrown together in a struggle for survival. Along Came Will by Celia Yeary Kathryn McTavish leads a full life in Trinity Hill, Texas. But recently, something seems to be missing. Then Kathryn, driving home in her buggy, discovers a man lying by the road. A lawyer, William Montgomery, was passing through the area when accosted by two hoodlums. The resulting court case keeps Will in town, and he seems quite taken with his rescuer. His attitudes are confusing to Kathryn as he seeks her company, yet proclaims he will soon be moving on looking for adventure. But Will may be the most confused one of all. Storm Riders by Karen Michelle Nutt The day before his scheduled hanging, Ace McTavish is visited by an unusual, captivating woman who points a knife at his throat and then kisses him breathless. With a promise of rescue before the big event, Samantha Skelley reluctantly leaves her latest assignment in his jail cell. With her partner, Denny Randeli, she's been sent to 1879 in the boomtown of Bodie, California, not only to keep this man from hanging, but to make sure he stays alive afterward. However, Ace has an agenda of his own, and Sammy and Denny soon learn keeping him alive might not be as easy as it sounds. Safe Hands by Cindy Carrier An aging widow, Elisabeth McTavish Franklin, works her small spread with help from her neighbor, Harvey Locke. Terrified of strangers, with good reason, she takes a rifle to a young man who shows up in her yard afoot and disheveled. When Harvey knocks him out, Elisabeth discovers the boy is injured and feverish then refuses to turn him away. Lane McBride fits the description of a bank robber the Sheriff is after, but Elisabeth needs to believe in his innocence. As Lane heals, a feeling of kinship grows between the well-spoken young man and the old woman. Then the outlaws come calling.
Used availability for Karen Michelle Nutt's A Western Saga
May 2011 : USA Paperback