I had been in the mood for a good american historical and picked this one up. Miller is a favorite of mine as I have One Wish and Springwater on my keeper shelf.
Ranger Sam O’Ballivan is sent to Haven Arizona to track down a gang that has committed several area robberies. He is under cover as the new school master. Maddie Chancelor is operating the local store and immediately falls for Sam.
I was a bit disappointed because I found the story disjointed and the relationship between Sam and Maddie did not click. In my favorite Springwater there was so much tension and love between the characters that was lacking here. The typical roadblocks to their relationship were removed very simply and quickly and were only a blip on the storie lines. Even the mastermind of the gang was unexpected, but unprobable.
Cover: So-So. Don’t hate it, Don’t love it.