The Ranger and the Redhead
When Will Bondurant rescues preacher’s daughter Charlotte Greenfield from the hands of the Sioux in 1861 Nebraska, he has no idea of the journey, peril, and romance that await him. The prim but determined Miss Greenfield is on her way to teach school in Oregon…or so she says. Will shortly finds himself escorting Charlotte to her destination, and the duo is pursued by numerous shady figures whose purposes are unclear. Why is a man claiming to be Charlotte’s husband pursuing her? What is Will’s notorious, older half-brother Luis plotting? Charlotte must learn self-reliance in the face of danger, and Will must allow himself to love again without overshadowing his energetic traveling partner. Banning’s adventure-romance is lively, and her characters are blessed with a generous amount of witty, spirited dialogue and plenty of comedy amidst the danger. The sole drawback to this delightful romance is that Will’s wicked half-brother Luis enters the plot a bit late, and Banning makes his role so intriguing that it would have been nice to see even more of him, but this particular point should not deter any romance lover looking for a very enjoyable escape.