She's Robin Hood of the Prairie. He's a Texas Ranger. Can these two possibly be a duo?
Having lost her parents, and in danger of losing her ranch to an unscrupulous opportunist, Jackie (Jacinda) Laughton is surviving in Dodge City's heyday, but not without a load of guilt and estrangement from God and the church. In desperation she and her best friend have resorted to banditry. Donning disguises, they are the popular "Whip and Blade" who hold up the lender's stagecoach runs, keeping the money they need and distributing the rest to more of the man's victims. No one suspects they are young women.
When Hoyt Travers, a Texas Ranger, arrives in Dodge and shows an interest in her, Jackie finds herself drawn to him, but wary of the danger he represents. He learns the truth and offers to marry her to protect her, but can she accept such a sacrifice and hide her love that might never be returned? She must learn to accept God's forgiveness and trust God for her needs.
Bryn Farrell, the youngest sister of Darcy in Bandit Bride, grew up during Dodge City's heyday as a cattle town. Rudderless since her fiancé's death, she crashes into Ty Shelton, an old nemesis from school, as he is racing to the last of the big fires of 1885 with a bucket of water. She is drenched with freezing water, but her spirit is not quenched, and she returns to help fight the fire.
Practical and reserved, Ty is a wheat farmer who takes care of his widowed mother and younger brother. When he rescues Bryn from the first blizzard of the big "die-up" of 1886 and must take her home with him, he is trapped in more ways than just the storm. He does not need the disruption of flighty Bryn Farrell in his life. But forced proximity during the storm forces him to have just that--and new feelings for her begin to change, as does his perspective of her.
Can Bryn fall in love with a farmer and live a life of housework and washing dishes? Can Ty love the lively prairie girl who has intrigued him for years, but is his opposite?
Jewel Carter is stunned to learn that she is a mail order bride, having believed she and her ailing father left Chicago to relocate his medical practice in Dodge City. But she loves her father enough that she complies with his wishes to give him peace of mind.
Travis Shelton can’t risk losing another wife to childbirth. So what is he to do with this bride who has been gifted to him for Christmas by his sister-in-law and brother? On the other hand, a marriage of convenience partner to run his home while he works the ranch might work. But he doesn’t count on having that pretty partner send his heart into a tailspin.