An orphan travels West to meet a lonely widower and his child. Will they find each other’s heart in this new wild world?
Theresa Doe never knew her parents. Abandoned on the day she was born all she has ever known is life in the orphanage with the Sisters of Holy Mercy. For seventeen years she’s lived with hunger and cold, her faith the only thing to sustain her. But now a lonely widower out west has put out a call for a wife and Theresa has been chosen to go to him.
Henry Forth is a restrained and taciturn rancher in the Colorado Territories. He has struggled to build his ranch into a success and is in need of a woman to be his wife, the lady of his house, and a mother to his three-year-old child.
Theresa now must travel from her home in Pennsylvania to the wild world of the Colorado Territories to live with the quiet Mr. Forth. In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains there is no law. Bandits lurk in the forests and danger waits on the horizon. In this strange and dangerous place Theresa must transform from an orphan to a wife even though she has no knowledge of what happens between a husband and his wife behind closed doors.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a 16,000-word stand-alone story with an HEA, so no cliff-hangers.