From the Publisher:
When their friend is assaulted in the street of their hard-drinking, gun-toting Colorado town, a young schoolteacher and a spinster set out in an open wagon to find a safer life, an endeavor that pits them against violent natural elements and their friend's assailant.
A former journalist, Dorothy Garlock is the author of several popular romance novels. Although Garlock began her career writing contemporary romantic novels, she has found her greatest success in creating historical romances, many of which are set in America during the frontier period and during the Great Depression. She was named Outstanding Western Writer by Romantic Times magazine in 1986.