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“Vivian Vaughan is a superb writer who does Western Americana with flair and humor.”—RT BOOK REVIEWS Stella Duval always fantasized of seeing her beloved Logan Cafferty again, but she never imagined that when the day came, it would be as his captive. Before the Civil War—a time that now seems like nothing more than a dream—Stella…
There, standing before her, is the man to whom she once foolishly gave her body, the same man who abandoned her: Rubal Jarrett. Or someone who looks like him? The man claims to be Jubal, twin brother of Molly’s old lover, here to survey a route for a railroad through the timberland.
“Jubal” soon has the boarding house brimming with paying guests, Molly serving meals to the public, and the family of siblings pitching in to help. He plans to help her turn her life around. Only then can he leave without a guilty conscience. He will not run out on her again. But memories of that long-ago night with her race through his head and hum in his ears. He dismisses a fleeting thought: “This time, Jarrett, you might get caught in your own trap.”