When Lady Alexandra Calthorpe returns to the Loveland, Colorado, ranch owned by her father, the Duke, she has little idea of how the experience will alter her future. Headstrong and willful, Alex tries to overcome a disastrous marriage in England and be free of the strictures of Victorian society –and become independent of men. That is, until Jesse Makepeace saunters back into her life…
Hot-tempered and hot-blooded cowpuncher Jesse Makepeace can’t seem to accept that the child he once knew is now the ravishing yet determined woman before him. Fighting rustlers proves a whole lot easier than fighting Alex when he’s got to keep more than his temper under control.
Arguments abound as Alex pursues her career as an artist and Jesse faces the prejudice of the English social order. The question is, will Loveland live up to its name?
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I had recently returned from Britain to live once more in the USA and was reading a biography of the Jerome sisters–Jenny Jerome was Winston Churchill’s mother and her sister, Clara, married Morton Frewen, who owned a ranch on the Powder River in Wyoming. I had never known the extent to which Britons had been involved in ranching in the west so I investigated, did extensive research, and the idea sprang from that.