Even the hardest heart can be softened by love ...
Cassandra Zerek is a true innocent in a wild and dangerous place -- but her indomitable spirit and gentle soul make her stronger than anyone suspects.
The owner of a Colorado mining empire, Luke Taggart's wealth and position can buy him anything, yet he has grown bored with a life of saloons, gambling, and loose women. Nothing soothes his restless inner yearning -- until he spies Cassandra, as fresh and pure as a spring morning, and vows he will possess her. The radiant, charmingly naïve young beauty seems blind to the depth of Luke's desire or the lengths he is willing to go to seduce her. But the lady is wise, with an unwavering faith in the magical powers of love. And she's determined to awaken the good man hiding in Luke's tormented heart, for only one precious gift will truly win her: his deep, passionate, and unsullied love.
About the Author
Catherine Anderson was born in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of a newspaper reporter and a school teacher. She moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she finished high school. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, and a graduate degree from Syracuse University. She lived in the Boston area for twenty-two years, working with new immigrants and refugees as a teacher, writer, and health care rights advocate. She has been doing similar work for the last ten years in Kansas City, Missouri, employed by the city's main refugee resettlement organization. She has published two full collections of poetry, IN THE MOTHER TONGUE (Alice James Books, 1983) and The Work of Hands (Perugia Press, 2000).