Maude’s husband, John, had been injured and she desperately needed some cowboys to work the ranch. She found Dillon down on his luck and gave him, and five other young men, a home and trains them. Seven years later she is set on finding brides for all of the young men. Dillon’s not interested. He was robbed of everything by Slick McCall—someone he trusted. A girl he loved has also treated him poorly. He doesn’t intend to open his heart to anyone. His plan is to stay right there on the ranch and take care of Maude and John.
Abigail has been duped by a slick-talking charmer and is now expecting a baby with no ring on her finger. Posing as a widow, she flees west, intending to start over and create a new life for herself and her unborn baby. However she arrives at Logan Crossing and discovers her money is missing—stolen. She has nothing. Maude offers her a job on the ranch, thinking this pretty young widow will be suitable for one of the boys.
Abigail eagerly helps at the ranch house, determined to make a temporary home for herself and the baby. Dillon is always ready to take her for a walk or otherwise entertain her. The baby’s birth creates a new level of attraction and intimacy between them. He tells her of how a certain Slick McCall has stolen everything and a former girlfriend hurt him, teaching Dillon to guard his heart.
Slick McCall was the man who sweet talked her into making Abby’s baby. She was prepared to tell Dillon the truth about being an unwed mother but hearing his words makes her realize she must guard her secret.
But how long can she hide the truth when she and Dillon are falling in love? Will Dillon still love her when the truth comes out? Most of all, will her newborn son ever be accepted?
Linda Ford, in her usual form, has brought us a new series that is sweet and heartwarming yet full of human frailties and wonderful characters. This is Abigail and Dillon's story and contains secrets, deception, lies, danger, heartache, hurts and romance. Abigail is unmarried and pregnant and travels west as a supposed widow. Dillon has been betrayed by a woman and vows to never fall in love. Abigail, after having all of her money stolen, ends up working on the same ranch where Dillon works. As Abigail and Dillon interact with each other feelings begin to develop but will secrets and lies sabotage their relationship? Will Abigail and her baby be safe? Will Abigail's and Dillion's relationship grow into a HEA? Be sure to read this wonderful beginning of this new series. I know you will enjoy it as much as I did. Amazon review