Victoria wants to give her adopted twin sons the best that she can, and having grown up in a saloon, she knows she want to give them more than she had. So she finds what seems to be an agreeable situation, in Promise Wyoming. The only problem is that when she arrives her intended husband is dead when she arrives in Promise.
I loved how Mrs. Wellington takes Victoria and the boys in, and even plays matchmaker when handsome men come into her boardinghouse. Even though Victoria's intended dies before she arrives, he is a good man and keeps his promise to her to take care of her and the boys, by leaving everything of his to her in his will.
Victoria and the boys find new friends, one of them is an old timer named Bartholomew who tries watch out for them, especially against Mr. Wallace, a man who has his eye on the Barlow Homestead.
Colt McBride is Victoria's new neighbor and he is shocked to hear about her situation,and sends his men out to help her. He get's concerned when Victoria starts going out with Mr. Wallace as he suspects he is behind all of the mysterious fires, shootings, and missing cattle. He is great with the twins and really takes time to get to know them.
This is a very busy book, and has a lot going for it, but personally I just couldn't get over how much Colt swears and how he didn't see anything wrong with his rather loose lifestyle (which includes going upstairs with a working girl). Victoria is a strong and compassionate heroine, but Colt has clay feet, though he does try to change for her and her boys.
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