Convicted thief and con-woman Teagan Copperfield is willing to do anything to avoid prison–even become an honest woman. Earning a full pardon for her crimes should be a piece of cake. All she has to do is gain the trust of Jared O’Neill, the cynical lawyer in charge of her rehabilitation and help him root out the political corruption in Colorado Territory’s capital. Oh, and keep him alive until her pardon comes through. The task isn’t without pitfalls, however. The unconditional love offered by the O’Neill family threatens to break through her emotional defenses. Ellie, a six-year-old orphan, has a faith in God that Teagan finds intriguing. Then there’s Jared O’Neill—a man unlike any Teagan has ever known.

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About The Author

Lora Young has never lived outside the state of Missouri. She grew up reading the Little House books and Trixie Belden mysteries, so it makes sense that novels would entail history, mystery, and adventure. Lora lives in rural Platte County with her husband, three cats, and the constant interruption of her children and grandchildren. She enjoys riding her tadpole recumbent, ballroom dancing, the Oxford comma, and making stuff up.

Books by Lora Young

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Malicious Mischief (Katy Railway Mystery #1)

Delia Eastman returns home from teachers' college with two goals: find a teaching position and sidestep her mother's insistence on finding her a husband. But employers don't care for women who are smarter than they. Neither do suitors.
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