The book opens with the hanging of Luke Bowden for a crime he didn’t commit. Needing his horse to get her out of outlaw country, Kate Winters leaves her hiding place once the men who hung Luke are gone. She is surprised to find Luke isn’t dead. Taking pity on the man, she cuts him down and the saga of Luke and Kate begins.
This was my first time reading a book by Ms. Bittner. I thoroughly enjoyed it with it’s strong characters and well-researched history of the area. I couldn’t get enough of Luke and Kate. There were some graphic sex scenes. Even so, I enjoyed reading it very much. I look forward to reading more by this author.