Loving the West: Book 1
Matilda “Matt” Berwyn is forced to live disguised as a boy in the mining town of Morgan’s Crossing. She longs to escape and blossom into the woman she’s always wanted to be. But her desire to leave escalates when she realizes she’s being stalked.
Stockyard hand Zeke Hillerman knows Matilda’s secret and has fallen in love with her. He helps her flee to his parents’ home in the East, so she’ll be safe and learn to be a lady. He remains in Morgan’s Crossing and struggles to start his own ranch so he can support a wife and family. As Matilda grapples with Victorian restrictions on young women, Zeke’s plans for their future unravel. He realizes that the cost of her ticket out of Morgan’s Crossing may have been his own heart.