In 1890, the rough Western town of Whiskey Bend, Colorado is no place for single women. The final straw for widow Pearl Parsons and young schoolteacher Hallie Wolcott is the assault on their friend Mary. Desperately fleeing from the attacker, the three women drive away in an open wagon, seeking new lives and safety. When they're caught in a violent storm on the road, help comes in the form of a stranger, Eli Morgan.
Dorothy Garlock has written over 40 novels, and there are over 15 million copies of her books in print in 15 languages. She lives in Clear Lake, Iowa.