Charity Burke followed her husband from the comfort of her Virginia plantation to the unsettled territory of Kansas to stake out a homestead. Soon after, he was killed in the Civil War, and Charity was left to protect the homestead alone. Although she was able to overcome many of the obstacles to claiming her territory without help, there were some she could not seem to conquer. Why, then, did the Lord bring a half-dead man and a newborn baby to her doorstep? Now she had more work than she could handle; and the neighbors were beginning to gossip.
This is Lori Copeland’s second story in the Men in the Saddle series. In it, she tends to gloss over most of the hardships and tragedies the main characters endure in order to keep the story light and humorous. If the reader can overlook that, they will find this book to be a comfortable and enjoyably lighthearted novel in the Old West tradition.