"An exciting tale of redemption through love"
In 1852 Muddy Flats, California retired outlaw Sam Ransom
Glover eludes the law to find work in a lumber camp. He
applies for a job at Zenobia Gray's Stew Kitchen. Zee has
doubts about Sam Ransom, but tells him her prerequisite
involving working with a Chinaman Lee Yung, reading the
bible every evening, and trust. He agrees to her
conditions so she hires him.
Almost immediately afterward, Caleb Barlow feels something
is not right with his wife Sue Ellen, who is in severe
pain with her about to give birth. He asks Zee to help.
She does her best, but her best friend besides Lee dies as
little Mary enters the world. Zee raises little Mary.
As time passes, Sam and Zee fall in love. However, both
have a past that each fear will return one day. Neither
feels worthy of the other, making a permanent loving
relationship almost impossible unless love can overcome
the obstacles of the demons that haunt Sam and Zee.
This pre-Civil War California historical romance is an
exciting tale of redemption through love saving two lost
forgotten souls. The story line is filled with the
ambience of life in a lumber camp just after the Gold
Rush. The lead couple is a delightful pair as each one
expects the worse to occur but hopes for a miracle to
happen as they know they found their soul mate, but
believe it is too late for their souls to interact.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 6, 2003