Book 1 - Coulter series
No Going Back
Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Coulter land had been in the family for generations. Jessica Coulter, pledged to marry a man she loathed, was bound by the code of the mountains to obey her father and keep the land thriving.
Then the new minister, Derek Stanton, arrived. He was so handsome, so sensual — and Jessica felt a longing she couldn't deny. Could she risk her honor and his reputation and succumb to a blazing, undeniable passion? But lies and deceptions thwarted their pledge — until the maelstrom of the Civil War challenged them to face tomorrow together.
Harlequin Historical - # 84