Sheriff Travis Whitfield is waiting for the stage when Lydia Crawford arrives in Cimarron Creek, he is surprised to find that she is looking for Edgar Ellis, because he is looking for Edgar too. Edgar left without a trace, leaving behind his pregnant new wife.
Travis takes Lydia to stay with his Aunt Bertha, who is excited to have company, and quickly take her under her wing. Travis' cousin Catherine, the school teacher comes to visit Aunt Bertha, and Lydia and Catherine become fast friends.
Lydia is a hard worker and enjoys cooking up delicious confections, many of the townsmen come calling but she does what she can to discourage them. Travis enjoys Lydia's company and friendship, even though he can't offer her more than that. He admires how quickly she has fit into the community.
Travis is a man of faith, and integrity. He doesn't believe in marriage after witnessing his parents contentious union. There is great dialog between Travis and Lydia as their friendship builds and they come to trust each other.
This is a great read, with many intriguing characters, mystery, and several surprises along the way. One of my favorite character was Catherine, and I'm excited to follow her story in the future!
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