It’s 1869, and chaos rules Silver City. As Rebekah Weaver recovers from an accident that has left her badly burned, she worries that her father’s handsome new assistant won’t see past her scarred exterior. Deputy Marshall Nathaniel Kirkland is working undercover to investigate a series of explosions in the mines and businesses of Silver City. When ominous notes begin appearing on townspeople’s doors, Nate needs Rebekah’s help to uncover the identity of the perpetrator. As they work together, Nate begins to speculate that Rebekah’s “accident” was really a case of intentional sabotage….and that she might still be in danger.
Janelle has done a wonderful job of writing believable characters. I loved how Nate and Rebekah meet! He rescues her and her brother from drowning in the creek. Rebekah had jumped in to try and save her little brother, Andrew, and since she can’t swim, well, you get the picture. As I was reading this, I could feel my heart speed up and I could tell I was holding my breath. Janelle had written such an awesome scene, so believable that I could imagine I was there!
Someone is blowing up the mines in and around Silver City, Idaho. Nate has been sent in, undercover, to investigate. What he doesn’t expect is the feelings he begins having for Rebekah. In trying to remain undercover, Nate takes a job in town working for Rebekah’s dad at the livery. This puts him close to Rebekah every day since she works in her family’s store which is right next door to the livery.
This book is packed with suspense, and a little romance. It will keep you guessing until the end, and might even surprise you. I love the way Janelle writes about the town and the surroundings. I could picture it all in my mind and feel like I was a part of the story. (I just love reading books like this!)
I would highly recommend this book! If you don’t win a copy, please buy one! You won’t be sorry!