What happens when the realization of a dream isn't what you imagined... and the secret you've spent a lifetime guarding is finally laid bare?
Determined to become one of the country's premier newspaper photographers, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to the Colorado Territory to capture the grandeur of the mountains surrounding the remote town of Timber Ridge. She hopes, too, that the cool, dry air of Colorado, and its renowned hot springs, will cure the mysterious illness that threatens her career, and her life. Daniel Ranslett is a man shackled by his Confederate past, and he'll do anything to protect his land, and his solitude. When an outspoken Yankee photographer captures an image that appears key to solving a murder, putting herself in danger, Daniel is called upon to repay a debt. He's a man of his word, but repaying that debt could reveal secrets from his past he would prefer remain buried.Forced on a perilous journey together, Daniel and Elizabeth's lives intertwine in ways neither could have imagined when first they met from a distance.
I really enjoyed this book. Elizabeth is a strong independent women who wants to be a photographic Journalist and Daniel is a reclusive man who wants to keep to himself. Add Elizabeth's assistant Josiah to the mix and its the beginning of a wonderful story. Elizabeth photographs something she shouldn't and suddenly not only her life but that of Josiah is in danger. I enjoyed the turns and twists in this story they really had me guessing. This is a great book and I look forward to the next book in the series. I give this book 4.5 out of 5. Great read