In 1864 West Virginia, Jacob Anderson, a Confederate soldier, wakes from a coma with amnesia. He quickly learns that a battered angel named Shannon Mahoney has cared for him for over three months, struggling to keep him alive after he fell in battle. The two wounded souls slowly find solace in each other’s company. As Jake heals, however, he realizes that he must seek out the mysterious woman who wrote him the letter found in his pocket, a woman who could be his wife.
At the same time, Jake’s adopted family, led by Jenny Duncan, fight their own battle to keep their Wyoming ranch from falling into the hands of an unscrupulous land baron. Their fight brings them face to face with Cole Larrimore’s first wife, whose sudden appearance threatens his happiness with his fiancée, Grace. The Duncan-Lynch family band together one last time to fight off the evil that would dare try to tear them apart.
This novel is the fourth story in a multigenerational saga. The characters, all strong-willed and feisty, find love, laughter, and tears right on cue. The historical references add some dimension to a story that lacks depth as it tries to wrap up all the loose ends from the previous three books. It’s a pleasant read, and I would recommend it to fans of historical romances that have already read the previous three novels.