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There was no way Hoyt was ever going to doctor anyone or anything again. The last time he did, he killed his beloved wife, child, and his brother. He was done with that business.
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At least he was until Patty O'Leary showed up.

Patty needed a doctor. So he headed away from the bridal wagon train toward Fort Laramie praying they would have a doctor on staff. Unfortunately, the last doctor quit practicing. Not due to his ability. Rather, it was due to his lack of confidence. Dr. Hoyt Baxter no longer believed he could save lives. But Patty did not care. The man would take this young woman and nurse her back to health. Either that or Hoyt would suffer the wrath of the Dulan sisters.

Patty had an extremely easy time in convincing Hoyt to doctor his charge. But only because no one was home when Patty came to call. So being a wise man, he carefully carried her to the bed and left her trunk on the step. Patty then scribed a note and left as quickly as he had arrived.

To say Hoyt was angry is putting it lightly. The man was boiling, steaming, and downright determined not to help the woman lying on his bed. But then something short of a miracle transpired. Hoyt found his black bag and nursed her back to health.

Meanwhile, Velvet Jane Duran remembered nothing of her plight. She recalled collapsing and the goodbyes from her newly found sisters. And then Velvet awoke to a gruff man intent on living in the past. Not having much of a backbone before, Velvet determines it is best to leave as soon as possible. She was not about to be beholden to someone who did not want her in the first place. So Velvet did what any Duran would do.

The plot line is not totally unique but the characters' personalities definitely will bring laughter to the rooftops because Velvet is the meekest of the Dulan sisters. Brown then paired her up with a hero who could possibly run off the Renegade Indians with a look and a snarl.

The review of this Book prepared by Brenda Ramsbacher

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   guilt over a mistake leading to death In love with caretaker or teacher    -   Yes Falling in love with    -   Doctor

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   doctor Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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