By Maggie Osborne
Setting: Colorado Rocky Mountains
Time Period: 1880's
Publisher/Date: Ivy Books
Sensuality Rating: PG
Male Lead: Max McCord
Female Lead: Louise"Low Down" Downe
"Low Down'" saves the lives of sixty-four miners at Piney Creek when she nurses the gold mining town through small pox. To repay her for her services, the unofficail mayor of Piney Creek grants "Low Down" her most secret wish. Not imagining that this lonely woman wants a baby of her own to love.
All the bachelors of Piney Creek draw lots to see who will be the proud papa, even Max McCord who is already engaged. Max, who has caught "Low Down's" eye already, draws the scratched marble. The town's preacher makes the "happy" couple marry to keep the baby legitimate.
Makes takes Louise to his home in Fort Houser and finds his intended at home is expecting a baby and is demanding a wedding posthaste. The McCord family tries to make the most of the situation and this is where the story gets real interesting!
These two people find that there are silver linings where it looked like only storm clouds exist. They learn a valuable lesson about getting what you wish for.
This was a fast and enjoyable read. The author takes you on a fun ride that keeps the pages turning from beginning to end.