He must have been crazy the day he asked his sister to marry him. Well, step-sister, actually. But dang if she hadn’t been a burr under his saddle since she was just a little thing, and for years he’d been looking to move west, to get away from this god-forsaken, run-down, flea bitten farm, as much as from her pestering, meddlesome ways. Now why would he go and do such a fool-hardy thing as even suggest that she come along!
Kate had only been in love with Johnny all her life. She’d been waiting forever to hear him say the words, like how much he loved her, or needed her. She didn’t really need him to get down on one knee and propose like a fancy dude, but she had to feel like more than an afterthought! It would break her heart if he went west without her, but it would hurt more to marry him, knowing that he cared more about his new horse than his wife.
Then an angry lynch mob forced them together. It wasn’t the best way to begin a life together, but would they be able to put the past behind them and begin anew<