Book 1 - St. Charles Trilogy
When Micah St. Charles wakes up at the wrong end of a gun aimed by a women who has stolen his clothes, he decides to get clear of Eliza Wilder's barn fast.
On the run from the Union army - accused of treason by the one man who should have loved him like a son - Micah has no plans to tarry, although the nearness of his beautiful obstinate captor rekindles feeling he believed lost forever. His destiny points west - to his hunt for the man who has turned his homestead to ashes and robbed him of his legacy. For Micah, love lies far in the past, buried with his wife and child. Yet Eliza's unsophisticated charm starts him dreaming of a second chance, and leads him to question his need for vengeance.
But all too soon, Micah realizes that he must confront his enemy or live forever in the shadow of fear. Now, Eliza, her brothers, and their farm are in danger of being destroyed, and Micah may once again be robbed of something far more precious than gold . . .