Longing for a new start, Crystal Clark arrives amid the splendor of the high country in June 1892. After the death of her father, Crystal is relieved to be leaving the troubles of her Georgia life behind to visit her aunt’s cattle ranch. Despite being raised as a proper Southern belle, Crystal is determined to hold her own in this wild land—even if a certain handsome foreman named Luke doubts her abilities.
Just when she thinks she’s getting a handle on the constant male attention from the cowhands and the catty barbs from some of the local young women, tragedy strikes. And saving the ranch from a greedy neighboring landowner means Crystal must take charge of a cattle drive, ready or not. Can she rise to the challenge? Or will she head back to Georgia defeated?
Crystal may be a pampered southern belle but she is determined to fit in and handle the harsh daily tasks of living on a Colorado ranch. She is pretty, friendly, mannerly, and has several male admirers including the handsome rancher Luke whom works for Crystals aunt.
I loved the way Luke teased and flirted (some hilarious banter too!) with Crystal, although she never realized that was what he was doing until he kisses her (she thought that he was being rude an unmannerly). A clean read with no curse words or anything sexual which this book didn’t need, it flourished without it. Loved it