After a distressing visit to her brother in Oregon, Amelia Douglas returns to her friends in Sweetwater Springs, Montana Territory. The millinery shop she establishes is popular with area women—except for two troublemakers. When she believes her life is near perfect, a major problem arrives that requires her quick thinking.
Sean Murdoch has made up his mind that Amelia is the one for him. He tries to bide his time until she’s had time to get her business flourishing but he’s finding waiting harder and harder. When a problem arises, he lends support to her surprising decision.
What Readers Are Saying
“A wonderful story. The town of Sweetwater Springs is always great to visit. The characters are entertaining, mysterious and always engaging dialogue. You feel like you know everyone. Well worth reading.” – Leona, Amazon Reviewer
“Who would have thought that a train wreck in a snowstorm would end in such an adventure? Caroline wove a tapestry that was exciting, intriguing, and mysterious. Amelia’s gut instinct helped save a man’s life in a way that could only happen in the 1800’s. I read this in one sitting and was wanting more at the end. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.” – Karren Lucas, Amazon Reviewer
“I always love to read Caroline Clemmons books and this one was great. Amelia Douglas is a character
who is a strong woman who returns to Sweetwater Springs, Montana to open a millinery shop. Her love interest is Sean Murdoch who runs a ranch with his brother and Dad. Together they help various town people and fight off the bad guys only to fall in love. Enjoyable reading.” – KM Grandma’s reading, Amazon Reviewer
“Another excellent book by Caroline Clemmons. The characters were very well liked. A good love story with some suspense mixed in! You will enjoy this book!” – Laura McQ, Amazon Reviewer
“But when she’s threatened he knows that he won’t stand aside and let the woman he loves be harmed.
A sweet story and enjoyable read. I loved the characters and their witty dialogue they were entertaining. A mysterious plot that pulls you to solve with a surprising ending! Caroline Clemmons never disappoints!” – Maria, Amazon Reviewer
Amelia smoothed the front of her gray traveling suit before she gathered her valise. Thank goodness the rails had been cleared of the accident and she could take the train all the way to Sweetwater Springs. Would the Murdoch family be there to meet her or would Charity or Sean come alone?
Steam hissed as the train screeched to a halt. Passengers stood and gathered their belongings. How different this arrival was than the one in February when there had been a locomotive accident in the snow followed by passenger cars burning. Remembering that time sent shivers through her body.
When Amelia stepped off the rail car, Charity hurried forward to embrace her. “You’re finally here. We were so worried when you asked me not to write you at your brother’s address. You have to explain when we get to the ranch.”
Charity held Amelia’s shoulders as she stepped back to assess her. “Amelia! I’m so happy to see you in something besides black.”
“John liked me in pastels and I decided I do too. Strange as it sounds, I feel as if I’ve come home.” She hugged Edwina Murdoch, Charity’s aunt and wife of Kevin. What confusing family relationships.
Kevin, father of the Murdoch clan, hugged her and planted a kiss on her cheek. “About time you got back here.”
Charity’s husband, Logan, dutifully pecked her cheek. “Good to have you back. Give me the claim check and I’ll fetch your trunk.”
She held her breath when Sean Murdoch grinned and kissed her cheek. “Our adventurer returns. We’ve been curious as all get out about the goings on in Salem.” He held her a bit longer than necessary or proper.
“The story is long so I’ll wait until we’re at your home to relate my tale. You’re correct, though, I’ve had an adventure—far more than I expected.”
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