Samuel Fox is shocked to find two small girls alone on the trail. After discovering that the wagon train abandoned them and their parents had died in their wagon, he takes them home to his childless wife.
Together, they decide to adopt and raise the two girls, Spring and Autumn, along with Brenden, the boy they took in several years previously.
Brenden knew on the day he saved Spring’s life when she was seven years old that she would someday be his. He proved his love for her by waiting until she was old enough to become his bride.
Spring, however, has grown up to be a handful. Is Brenden up to the task of keeping her in line?
Publisher’s Note: This historical Western romance contains graphic scenes as well as stern discipline. If such material is offensive to you, please refrain from reading it.
Samuel was a big man. He stood well over six-feet and was pure muscle from working long days on his ranch, and he also was one of the Pinkertons‘ most famous trackers. His grandfather was a son of Little Fox, the Cheyenne chief. He married a white woman, whom he had found abandoned on the trail. He fell in love with her, and because he would not give her up, he had to leave the tribe. Little Fox always protected his family, though, and his son was always welcome. Especially when he had a son of his own.
Samuel‘s father spent every summer with his grandfather and had made trips to the Cheyenne camp many times with him. His grandfather and father taught Samuel many of the Indian ways. He learned how to live off the land and how to track an enemy or how to hide from one. Samuel‘s father was a famous tracker for the government and he taught his son all he knew about how to stay alive. His father made a lot of money from the Pinkertons and other law agencies around the area before he settled down and bought five hundred acres, a half day‘s ride from Buffalo, Wyoming. Samuel bought the adjacent five hundred acres just north of his father‘s property; his wife Suzy‘s brother owned the five hundred acres just to the west of his father‘s and Samuel had bought the five hundred acres to the west of his for his adopted son, Brenden. The land was between Buffalo and Kaycee, Wyoming.
Brenden ran Samuel‘s ranch while he was gone. Samuel had found Brenden alone and hungry as a boy of six, running wild and stealing food from town. Everyone figured his parents were killed in one of the many wagon trains and left the boy orphaned. Samuel took him in and was never sorry he took the chance. The boy was fifteen now and had grown tall and strong and was a responsible young man.