When Shannon Adair accompanies her minister father to the western
gold rush town of Grand Coeur, she’s certain she’ll never be happy away
from her beloved Virginia, even though the South is still gripped in
civil war.

Wells Fargo driver Matthew Dubois isn’t sure the
lovely Shannon belongs in Idaho Territory either, but he is a desperate
man. His widowed sister is dying and leaving her young son, Todd, in his
care. Matthew wants to return to driving coach for the express company
soon — so he’ll have to find a wife to look after the boy when he’s away.

is determined not to lose her heart to a man who is neither a
Southerner nor a gentleman. But love stakes its claim. Now, will her
heart survive learning the truth behind the courtship?