Author: Julia Ridgmont
Series: Brides of Hope Hollow #5
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: October 27, 2021
She’s trying to get a lost family heirloom back. He’s trying to catch two notorious thieves. In order to accomplish both, they’ll have to put everything, including their hearts, on the line.
Emma Hutchins is tired of being stuck at home, helping her mother tend to Emma’s eight younger siblings. She wants adventure and romance. But mostly, she wants a new life somewhere outside of Hope Hollow, Oregon. When she is held up during a bank robbery, however, she discovers she may need more help than she realized. And that help comes in the form of U.S. Marshal Patrick Carter.
Patrick Carter left southern Oregon years ago after an argument with his father. Now both of his parents are gone, and Patrick wants to rebuild his relationship with his sister, who is now married and living in Hope Hollow. The problem? Miss Emma Hutchins, who thinks she’s smart and brave enough to chase after a couple of bandits. Fearing she’ll get herself killed in the process–and maybe him, too–Patrick reluctantly agrees to allow her to partner up with him even though it may not be all that’s it’s cracked to be. And the townspeople are talking…
But when they discover an even larger plot to swindle money from unsuspecting people, they may be in over their heads. Will their growing attraction get in the way of catching the thieves, or will they finally be able to admit their feelings each other?