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Prudence Daniels runs a ranch in Colorado Territory in 1875 and provides a home and employment to unwed pregnant women. Her ranch is losing cattle. She grieves for her sister who died, unwed, due to a pregnancy complication. Brock Peters, a lawyer, grieves for his wife and son who died from cholera. He brings a pregnant girl to Prudence's ranch and ends up hired as ranch manager. During his stay he notices that cattle are being lost and decides to investigate. Prudence and Brock fight their attraction to each other but cupid has other ideas! There's romance for nearly everyone at the ranch and there's a lot of laughs too. A good read.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   investigating theft/fraud Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   working at a business If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   farmer Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lot of descript of animal care

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   90% Focus of story    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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