In the midst of change and shifting attitudes after the Civil War, heightened drama still abounds in the town of Dead Flats. Billy Henry had been married to a town girl, and she broke his heart. Does he now stand a chance to remarry, keep his wife at home, have children, and manage a farm to provide a good life for his family?
Lydia Clark longs to use her sewing skills to start a business of her own. Now she’s in love. She must choose to follow her heart or pursue her yearning for independence.
Focused on the lives ahead of them, will Billy and Lydia escape the ghosts of the past and the weight of family secrets that threaten their future?
Sarah Clark’s family endured the hardships of a wagon train journey from Pennsylvania to pursue a dream of land ownership in Kansas. Now the family of four scratches out a hardscrabble life on the windswept plains. Happily anticipating a long-awaited birth; the child does not survive. A stagecoach robbery and shoot-out take the life of Sarah’s husband, forcing her to make life-altering decisions.
To keep a promise to his best friend as he lay dying, Mark Hewett is forced to lie to Sarah whom he has grown to love. Can he keep his word and save the family who now relies solely on him? His necessary deception holds the potential for disaster as the family struggles to survive.
Will personal loss, heartache, pain, and prevarication lead to destruction? What will happen: survival or defeat; loyalty or deception?
Published by Wild Rose Press
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