A winter storm blows a new stranger onto the Hunters’ ranch. He claims to have bought-out the Hunters’ long time friend, Mr. McLennan, but the old trapper never mentioned moving. When Luke and Joseph ride out to McLennan’s cabin, a grave isn’t the only surprise waiting for them.
While the men are gone, Annie and her new helper Emma face their greatest challenge yet. The stranger steals a horse and kidnaps Emma, leading Henry on a desperate chase. Annie guards their home while minding her new baby and the teen brother and sister, Gerry and Janie Moran.
All this turmoil leads to one more first: a trial in Fort Laramie. Who will be called to give testimony and what will the outcome be?
The trial isn’t the only concern for the family, as Luke’s head seems to be turned from Doc’s daughter Caroline to Miss Hanson, the clerk at the Fort Laramie trading post. Will spring see a new house being built on the Hunter ranch?
A wedding, a trial, and an unexpected addition to the ranch are all possible before the winter is over!
Available February 14, 2020.
A valentine for yourself 🙂