Author: Zina Abbott
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: November 16, 2020
The gift of peace of spirit that comes from restitution.
Ling Loi, originally from Canton, China, fled to Minnesota with Luke McDaniels. While still in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain, they both escaped two scoundrels, Canadian-born Charley Jardine and American-born Tex Wilson, who trapped Luke into helping them abduct Ling Loi from a stagecoach. Luke abducted her again to free her from the Chinatown On Yick tong that owned her and Ah Chin, the On Yick hatchet man who imprisoned her in the Lundy brothel.
A year later, one aspect of their escape still plagues Luke’s conscience. Even though he made a point to take only what was owed him, and he left sufficient funds to cover the cost of anything he took from others without the owners’ knowledge or consent, there had been one exception. He hated short-changing the owner, but Loi, now known by Joy, had been his first priority.
Joy, grateful she has been restored to the way of decency, senses that Luke needs his own restoration. Can she convince him to do what he must to enjoy peace at Christmas?
Rating: Mild+. Mild sensuality.