After the death of her mother New Harbor holds little for Ellie Sheridan, her sister Susan is to be married so Ellie takes the brave decision to travel out west to the Montana Territory, she's been corresponding with Sheriff Frank Patterson for the past nine months and feels happy she's making the right decision. When she arrives in Broken Spur she discovers that Frank has been less than honest in his letters and now Ellie is stuck, she's stuck in a life she doesn't want and can't see a way out.
This is a sweet mail order romance and since it's free it's well worth a read.
on 9 February 2014
This short story is not original but it benefits from having an old fashioned cowboy hero, a quietly courageous heroine and a shoot out between the lone marshal and the bad guys. OK the baddies fail largely because of their over confidence and incompetence, rather than the heroes efforts, but it's still an appealing Western as well as a sweet romance.