Was it chance, or destiny, that brought ten men together in the wild country of west Texas? Two brothers from Virginia, one wore blue, one gray; a New York prize fighter and his manager; two young cattlemen returning to claim the inheritance they were denied, and the two friends who came to back them; a Confederate sharpshooter, and a Mexican ex-bandito. All looking for a new start. All wearing their guns and courage for everyone to see.
The Texas high plains of 1865 knew no law. The Army had pulled out for the Civil War leaving the country open to the law of the strongest, and Amidio Vasquez's band of renegades ruled. No peaceful village or settlement was safe from Vasquez's raids. Death and fear were left in his wake, while men, women, and children were stolen away to be sold as slaves to unscrupulous mine owners.
Then came the day Vasquez made a fatal mistake. Contracted by ruthless land baron Mat Travers to bring slaves to his Jumanes Mountains stronghold to work his mines, ...
Rubén Santiago, enslaved in Mexico as a child, has turned his back on his Navajo heritage. Now an old man, his only friend is Morgan Braddock, a haunted Civil War veteran with a questionable past. Morgan wants nothing more than to return to his wife and children, but a hangman's noose stands in the way. Esther Corbin, abandoned by her husband, and her four children face an uncertain future on the outskirts of Chasm Creek, a territorial mining town. When the two men seek help at her isolated farm, their growing friendship unleashes consequences that expose the lies upon which they have built their lives. Ghostly visitations and violent confrontations rip away their illusions and, when a vengeful stranger arrives in Chasm Creek, Rubén is forced to confront his past in order to save his friend's life. This is a story of friendship and family, love and loss, and finding one's place in the merciless Arizona desert.
Old Bill's family suffers more tragedy and Cindy Lou learns harsh realities about the choice she's made between her two suitors. The decision made, she moves into a new life head-long and head-strong, but without some of the most important people in her life by her side.
The man she's chosen is changing - and not for the better - while the one she rejected makes her regret her decision more and more each day.
As others try to help Old Bill's family cope with many terrible changes, the townspeople and those they've long rejected must come to terms with one another. Will the choices Cindy Lou and her sisters made stand, or will time and the revelations of long-held secrets cause their new lives to crumble?
A fearless heiress. Her mysterious driver. Their lives will be at risk. Will they be able to keep each other safe?
Tessa Richardson is a young heiress to her family's big fortune. She expects to remain on top by being a hard-hearted businesswoman, so she keeps her true feelings to herself. She may look like a girl-next-door, but Tessa is regal in the way she carries herself. The only way to really get to know her is by riding next to her. As her new driver does. Will she let him get a true glimpse of her soul?
Raphael Rivera is different from all the previous drivers in the Richardson estate. He has elegant hands for a manual laborer and his shirts are always white and pressed, not quite what anyone would expect. A crooked smile that may be perceived as mocking and a friendly demeanor are part of his charm. A charm that has managed to keep him safe, until now. But how can he escape from his past that is finally catching up with him?
When the truth about Raphael comes to light, ...