Famous singer Elsa Crestwood can entertain a crowd with a song. But when she is attacked in her dressing room and learns it was her uncle’s right-hand man, she flees Butte, unsure if her uncle is involved or not and why either of them would want her dead. Unfortunately, as she’s trying to escape, she’s in a stagecoach accident and loses her memory.
After bandits shoot him, stagecoach driver Jasper Hemlock is ordered to take some time off. His pa thinks it’s high time he should find a wife and settle down, but Jasper isn’t too keen on the idea. At least not yet. When he comes across a stagecoach crash, he helps the only survivor—a young woman who doesn’t know who she is and has no memory of why she was on the stagecoach.
With no memories of her life before the crash, Elsa takes on a new name, staying with Jasper—the only man she trusts and a man she’s falling for starts. Will Elsa remember not only who she is but how she came to be in Lone Hollow? Or will her uncle’s men find her first?
Cora Bennett never had the childhood most children have. Her father was killed during a bank heist, and her brothers and mother have been known as the famous Bennett Bandits ever since. She wants to leave her family’s criminal life, so she begins correspondence with a man in Lone Hollow as a mail-order bride, hoping he will soon send for her to come and marry him.
Sheriff Wyatt Bullock can’t wait for the girl he’s been corresponding with to arrive in Lone Hollow. He also can’t wait to make her his bride. When Miss Cora Bennett arrives, however, she’s not the proper lady he was picturing in his mind. She rides a horse like a man, can shoot a gun, and wears pants! When her mother and brothers arrive too, not only is Wyatt shocked, but Cora seems surprised too. She also seems scared, and Wyatt doesn’t know what to make of it.
After a band of robbers terrorizes a neighboring town, the mayor enlists the help of Wyatt and his deputy sheriff to make sure a stagecoach passing through makes it through town safely. When Wyatt discovers Cora’s secrets, he’s forced to face the truth that she not only lied to him but could have written to him just to get information on the stagecoach.
Will he ever believe she didn’t meet him on purpose? And when Cora finds out her family has plans to rob the stagecoach, can she stop them from not only robbing it but gunning down Wyatt in the process?
Left at the orphanage by her dying mother when she was only nine years old, the only thing Lily Prescott knew about her real father came from a slip of paper with his name and the town he lived in—Lone Hollow—etched on it in ink. A piece of paper she held in a locked box underneath her bed and a piece of paper that held all her hope that one day she would get to meet him. When Miss Whittaker, the orphanage’s headmaster receives word from the wealthy owner of the sawmill in Lone Hollow wanting to place an advertisement for a mail-order bride for his son, she knows just who to send to marry the lad. The young woman she’s known for years and who has grown into a lovely lady and the young woman who she knows is trying to get to the small town to find her father.
Roderick Townsend wanted to marry only one woman. But after an accident leaves him looking different than before, Emily Sanderson breaks off their courtship and breaks this heart. With his hopes to propose to the woman he loved were dashed, he is less than thrilled when another young woman whom his father sent for shows up on his door as his new intended. As is his mother, who has plans of her own on how to get rid of the young blonde, she doesn’t think is good enough for her son.
What will happen when sparks start flying between Roderick and Lily? Will his mother get her way in the end? And will Lily ever find the father she’s been searching for? Or will there be nothing but a string of shattered hearts throughout the tiny town of Lone Hollow?
Cullen McCray has no desire for marriage and love after the death of his first wife. A self-proclaimed lone wolf, he only wishes to spend his life in his cabin in the mountains, far away from his family’s ranch and his brother. But when Clint dies in an accident, he leaves behind a young daughter and it’s up to Cullen must pick up the pieces to help the girl. The question is can he also pick up the pieces for the woman, who he knows nothing about, coming to marry his dead brother?
When Maggie Colton steps off the stagecoach in the small town of Lone Hollow, she’s unaware of her intended husband-to-be’s accident. She also doesn’t know about his brother or the condition of the cattle ranch she believed was something other than what it is. Clint hadn’t exactly been honest about everything, leaving Maggie to rough it in an older ranch house, an even older guest house, and a barn that has seen better days. Not to mention hundreds of cattle, dozens of chickens, pigs, horses, and what she is sure is the fattest cat she’s ever seen.
Will Cullen send her back before her bags are unpacked? And if she stays, will Maggie be able to not only win his heart but survive this new life she’s found herself in?