Molly Hatfield comes to Arizona Territory seeking stability and security. But living in Cactus Patch provides her with more than she ever dreamed of.
There is nothing Molly wouldn t do for her teenaged brother, Donny. Blaming herself for the accident that left him wheel-chair bound, Molly has dedicated her life to his care. But in 1896, gainful employment for a woman is hard to come by. So when Molly learns that an eccentric rancher in Cactus Patch, Arizona, is looking for an heiress--someone to take over management of the ranch in exchange for future ownership--she jumps at the chance to provide a real home for her brother.
If she proves to have a knack for ranching and agrees to remain single for life, the ranch can be hers. Neither stipulation worries Molly. She s resourceful and hardworking. And she gave up dreams of marriage long ago when she dedicated her life to her brother s well-being.
However, Molly didn t bank on meeting Dr. Caleb Fairbanks, the town s handsome and charismatic young doctor. Caleb has a way with Molly that makes her nervous. But it s how he is with her brother that really alarms her. Caleb sees past the wheelchair and genuinely likes Donny, but Molly fears he s putting unrealistic ideas into her brother s head. Falling in love with Caleb would threaten everything she s worked for, even her brother s future happiness.
But it could be the very reason God brought her to Last Chance Ranch.