Brooke Lonesome is a Missouri legend who disappeared into the mountains long ago. Katie Wells is a slightly past her prime saloon girl with a young boy to raise. Haunted by the past, a chance meeting in Sonora with a kindly Mexican grape grower offers a second chance for both. The second sprawling and emotional story in the Wild Country saga gives readers a chance to revisit their favorite characters from the first novel, while making friends with new ones. The Trail to Santa Rosa is an intimate and emotional portrait of two damaged people looking for a second chance in an often unforgiving country. Filled with colourful history and old-fashioned western action, and sprinkled with humor, The Trail to Santa Rosa is a journey into a West that once was.