by Susan Horsnell
FINALIST IN THE 2014 CHANTICLEER LARAMIE AWARDS
One week before he is due to marry, Charlie leaves the family who had given him a second chance at life.
Orphaned at the age of 10, when his parents and sister are killed in a botched bank robbery, Charlie is taken in by his father’s best friends.
After being deceived by his fiancé, Charlie sets out on his own. He encounters an abandoned dog and the two become close companions as they travel over the mountain range in search of a new home.
After being shot at and thrown from his horse, he suffers a life threatening head injury. Josephine Platt takes responsibility for his care, after all, it was her crazy Grandmother who shot the poor stranger.
Will Charlie recover and lose his heart to the feisty girl or will past experiences leave him unforgiving and bitter?