Mystery and intrigue dodge Rachel Isaacs on her ranch in Dogwood, Texas after the death of her father in August 1885.
Rachel found Travis Campbell to be the most high-handed, presumptuous and infuriating man she had ever met, but by the time she realized this, it was far too late. She was already in love with him and couldn't imagine a life without him.
Kate Lowell unknowingly stepped into a life of mysterious secrets when she offered to tutor handsome McCall Adams son, right before she was to leave Dogwood Texas in October 1885 and return to an empty life in El Paso, Texas.
Magnolia Alexander's uncle is murdered and Travis Campbell's brother is shot on a stagecoach he is riding at gunpoint by two female bandits in June 1886.
September 1886 in Rusk, Texas finds Noah Thorndyke sitting on death row wondering who the real Rupert Denham on the Wanted poster is, knowing that it's a case of mistake identity.
It is the beautiful and gracious cousin of Rachel Isaacs Campbell who is willing to risk her job and her reputation in order to hide and care for Noah until he becomes well.
All four stories are gently intertwined, with some of the main characters being in all of them. These stories are all peppered with humor and a touch of sadness, as well as lots of suspense, mystery and intrigue. It keeps the reading guessing at all times at what the ending is going to be.