> Romantic Times Award Nominee for Best First Historical Romance “Delicious romance, inspired setting, and righteous characters make a divine excuse for forgetting to do the laundry. Ms. McKnight revives a good old-fashioned plot with her talent for using the perfect words.” —Romantic Times ***** Before J. Carson Black wrote thrillers, she wrote historical novels under the name, Annie McKnight ***** For more than a century, men and women have died searching for the fabled Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains. The mine has never been found. - 1901 - Raised by her father after her mother’s death, Billie Bahill grew up self-sufficient and strong, perfectly able to take over the reins to her father’s thriving cattle business when the time came. But Billie has her own ideas about life, including the man she chooses to love. When her fiancé is lured by the Lost Dutchman's siren call, Billie, pregnant with his child, rides into the rugged country after him. Arizona Ranger Sam Gray’s wife deserted him while he was away fighting the Spanish-American War. She took his small son and disappeared.  He knew where to look for her--in the saloons and brothels throughout the West. Although Sam kept an ear to the ground, she always seemed to stay one step ahead. Now Sam is on the trail of two remorseless killers who have escaped into the Superstition Mountains, and this is where he encounters Billie Bahill. Sam thinks he can rescue Billie from herself. But as it turns out, they have the chance to rescue each other.
  • FICTION / Romance / General
  • FICTION / Romance / Historical / General
Superstition Mountains, gold, Lost Dutchman Mine, Arizona