It's 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order bride - despite the protests of his friend Jeremiah.
Hoping to escape a perilous situation back East, young Madeleine Mercer answers the ad and arrives in town under a cloud of suspicion. But just as she begins to win over Philip - and Jeremiah himself - the secrets she left behind threaten to follow her to Golden...and tarnish her character beyond redemption.
©2016 Lena Nelson Dooley (P)2016 Lena Nelson Dooley