After the War Between the States, Cyrus Bergeron returned to Paris, Texas, hoping to hide the pain—and the scars—of his service. He settled into his new place as sheriff of Paris, quietly keeping the peace in the small town. Roxanne Robinette was a beautiful young lady—ripe and ready for marriage. Convinced that she would find true love, Roxanne was delighted and a little frightened by the arrival of the beautifully written letters, all proclaiming love for her! Who could be their author? She suspected the sultry Calvin Newberry, the new sheriff’s deputy who had caught the eye of every lady in town. But was it too much for Roxanne to dream that behind the handsome face and virile body was the heart of man she could spend her life with . . . Roxanne was too young to realize that when something seems too good to be true, it probably is . . .