U.S. Marshal Joshua Egan has a vengeance on his mind when he marries an unclaimed mail order bride to care for his motherless children. A gang of outlaws murdered his dear wife during a stagecoach robbery gone wrong and Joshua’s only need now is for justice. When Rachel Maitland arrives with her innocent eyes and kind smile, she breaks the shield around his heart to pieces, like water flowing through a canyon. He can’t keep her out, no matter how hard he tries, and no matter the risk.
Rachel Maitland was only sixteen when she entered into an arranged marriage lacking in just about every way. Now that her elderly husband has passed, she finds the courage to hope for a new and better life as a mail order bride. Her needs are simple, she wants to be loved. She wants a family. She wants a man who will not just provide for her survival, but shelter her lonely heart.
Joshua Egan might be that man. And he might not. There’s not a lot of room for love in a heart burned by vengeance. And this time, when the outlaws come looking for the money from the robbery…it’s personal. There can be only one victor when the battle for a man’s heart is fought between revenge…and love.