Our heroine Norah Hawkins has lost her wooden framed home, her crops, her husband and just about everything else stollen from her. All this at the hand of the rich demon Mr. Van Cleve. He wants all of the land he can get his hands on esp. her land along the creek. He of course does not get his own hands dirty but sends his gun men to do his work. One of these men is soon to be the hero of our story.
Caleb Sutton, remembers Norah from a childhood rescue. He owes her. It isn't too long before they are helping each other, a little at a time to find a better life and also to put Van Cleve into a better place.
The character development, the many conflicts and climax, and the story premise all add up to make one very interesting read. Each of Ms. O'Connell's books is better than the last and each one is fantastic.
A memorable book.