To escape the unthinkable, twenty-year-old Rae Rodgers does the impossible: she disappears into the night with only a few meager belongings, even fewer dollars, and her three-year-old sister, Hope. Leaving the only home she'd ever known was the hardest thing she had ever done in her twenty years on this earth, but she has no choice. She has to get her sister and herself out of the home of her stepfather before it is too late. With only her strong will and determination, she and Hope travel on a stagecoach as far as her last dollar will take her-Limason, Texas. With the last of her coins depleted and without means to purchase food, she faints at the feet of another passenger, the striking cattle rancher Jesse Maxwell. Jesse takes an immediate liking to the young woman and offers her a job at his ranch. Rae, instantly attracted to Jesse, leads him to believe she is a young widow traveling with her child. Although she is vulnerable, she will do whatever it takes to make a new home at the ranch. She pulls out all the stops to win their hearts, and, despite the mischief and trouble young Hope brings, she begins to feel as if the worst is behind her. But her new life is threatened when she sees posters in town that offer a reward for Hope's return. Grimly determined, she devises a plan to keep Hope safety concealed, even at the risk of losing her own life.
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Linda Sealy Knowles is an avid reader of historical romance and always felt that she should write one of her own. She is a widow, mother of two, and grandmother of three. A native of Mobile, Alabama, she now lives in Niceville, Florida.
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Book Description iUniverse, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111491700297