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The New York Times bestselling author of Texas Bride evokes the grandeur, excitement, and danger of the American frontier in this “sprawling, sensuous” (Booklist) historical novel.

When Kinyan Holloway’s husband is killed in a range accident, she has no idea how she and her children will manage. Torn between the Sioux world in which she was raised and maintaining her husband’s ranch—the largest in the Wyoming Territory—she knows only that she must not just survive but preserve her children’s heritage for them.

Into her life rides Benjamin Colter, a scarred stranger who’s fast with his gun. Colter has tried to put vengeance behind him, but the past seems destined to catch up with him. What he wants now is Kinyan Holloway—and her ranch—but he can get them only if he defeats a deadly rival and agrees to become a father to three children who want more from him than he’s able to give.

About The Author

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Joan Johnston is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than fifty novels and novellas with more than 15 million copies of her books in print. She has worked as a director of theatre, drama critic, newspaper editor, college professor, and attorney on her way to becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Colorado and Florida. You can find out more about Joan at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pocket Books (August 25, 2003)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743480123

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