When Love Seems out of Reach . . . Chloe Maitland had begun to think of herself as the town spinster. Living alone in her father's house in a dying Oregon mining town, she had put away her girlish dreams and prayed for something more practical: that someone would answer her ad for a blacksmith to run the shop that was her father's legacy to her — and her only hope of holding onto her homestead. But the exhausted stranger who collapsed in her front yard looked as dangerous as the devil himself . . . and he was far more dangerous than Chloe could imagine.
. . . Along Comes a Stranger Travis McGuire was a man who seemed to have no past and no future. He was doomed to the life of a wanderer and knew that his desire for Chloe had to be contained. But he hadn't anticipated finding a woman like Chloe — a woman willing to look his past in the face, to risk everything she had for the one true love she'd never thought she could find.