Set after the civil war… this book shows the hard times and after effects from the war.
Laurel is a widowed, ex-confederate nurse, who is suffering from what we now know is PTSD. She is traveling alone to deliver last messages to the families of twenty-one men who died in her care.
Creede is a widowed, ex-gun for hire, who is traveling to seek answers about his son, who was killed in the war.
They meet up when Laurel is held up by two men and Creede comes to her aid. Creede beomes her unwanted protector and they travel together.
Two people alone in the world, one who is afraid to let anyone get close again and one who longs to have someone to share their life with. Creede's kindness works its way through Laurel’s aloofness and they grow to care for one another. Their love is slow building and there is a lot that Laurel had to work though, but with Creede's constant, sometimes unwanted help, she did.
I loved reading about their journey! Well written. I really enjoyed this book!
Thank you again, Jill for recommending this to me! :)