Emma Lee Abingdon lived the happy life of a debutante until the murder of her parents shattered the world she knew. With a murderer on the loose, staying in her house wouldn't be safe, and the sheriff recommended that she hide out until the perpetrator is caught.
Garrison Gray was the best gunman in Texas and proved his skill by shooting the hat off the next man who entered the saloon. The mayor didn't appreciate the drunken gesture, nor did he enjoy losing his hat. As a result, Garrison found himself arrested for reckless behavior and sentenced to hard labor.
When the sheriff pairs Emma Lee and Garrison for the Freedom Bride program, sparks fly and not in a good way. Grieving and torn from a life of comfort, Emma Lee had to adjust to a new way of living. Full of scorn for the wealthy, Garrison distanced himself from the woman he must protect.
Can they find a way to set aside their differences and open their hearts to love?
This is the third novelette of the new Texas Wildflowers series by best-selling authors Leah Atwood and Susette Williams. It can be heard as a standalone.