Love's Golden Caress
Lance Tremaine had been the sheriff of Ophir, Georgia, for only two months when he ended up shot and near death after a gunfight with a band of outlaws. Tying himself to the saddle so he wouldn’t slip off his horse and die alone in the wilderness, Lance made his way to civilization and was taken to the home of Sarah Wagner, a woman who was the closest thing to a doctor in those parts. He was a half-breed, used to mistreatment, and he generally ignored the slights given him by others. She was a solitary woman with black hair and gorgeous blue eyes, but was as much an outcast as Lance–and had her own secrets as well. Sarah tended Lance with kindness and a soft gentle smile and, in doing so, she stole his heart.