Becky Finnegan will do anything to escape her drunken father's fists,
including slave away at their mine. Her only hope is to strike
gold and make a new life for herself somewhere far, far away from
Deadwood. But then Jake arrives and does the unthinkable...forces her to
feel, to hope...and to love.
Jake would give his life
to protect Becky, but all he can offer her is a broken
heart, a criminal's life, and a past haunted by failure. How can
he save her when he's already lost himself? Will he destroy
everything, or can the beautiful rebel redeem Jake's lost soul?
Saloon owner Blake Malone is a bachelor and likes it that way. He worked hard for everything he has, but the San Francisco City Council won’t approve his plans to build a family emporium unless he is a family man himself. The solution? A mail order bride from New York who will bring him a ready-made family, stability, and the council's approval.
Blake expects his future wife to care for his home and, other than helping him impress the city council, to stay out of his business. He expects life as usual. What he gets is an unexpected desire to win Nellie's heart, a dangerous threat to his new bride, and a rich benefactor determined to steal his new family out from under him. Blake believed his battle for success a hard one. But he will discover that the battle to win Nellie's heart and keep his family safe is going to take everything he's got.
Jason Talbot and his brothers are desperate to keep their lumberjack crews happy. And if that means traveling across the country to escort a hundred women to Seattle as mail-order brides, that's what he'll do. The brides are for other men. After losing his wife ten years ago, he's not interested in risking another devastating blow to his heart. When Rachel catches his eye, his head and his heart are at war, and he's not sure which side will win.
But when a thief springs up in their midst, and Rachel's determination to solve the mystery leads to murder, Jason realizes he'll do anything, not just to protect her from a killer, but to win her heart.