In 1868, Dr. Annalise Sinclair sneakily leaves New York City and her beloved Wall St. farther behind in order to practice medicine in the only place she feels will accept a woman: the frontier of Wyoming. At the same time, Daniel Miller has just returned to the States after serving as a diplomat in France during the Civil War. He convinces his father and father's business associates to allow him to build a railroad spur in Wyoming that will make millions for the financially strapped group.
Daniel heads West on the same train that Annie takes. From the onset in Brooklyn until they reach Wyoming, Daniel seems to be rescuing Annie and kissing her. As they fall in love, an unknown assailant, who loathes Daniel's father, is doing everything to delay the completion of the spur. Annie believes that marriage would only interfere in her life's dream to practice medicine because even on the frontier, individuals are hesitant to see a woman doctor. Daniel knows he must build a spur, keep his beloved safe, and persuade her that she can be his woman and the town's doctor at the same time.
Sandra Chastain has written over 35 extremely popular romance novels that have led to her receiving numerous awards and landing on many best selling lists. Her newest release, THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, will earn this mighty talent new recognition and a return to her familiar spot on all the lists. The story line is a warm Americana romance that provides a beautiful romance to the backdrop building of the cross continental railroad. The characters are entertaining, especially Dr. Annie. Heading into the millennium, there remains no question that Ms. Chastain is still one of the genre greats.