Noelle Brown was away from home, caring for her sick uncle, when Galveston was destroyed by a hurricane. Her entire family had been killed, leaving her with the tragic memories of identifying them, and still living in the city, fearing the next storm. When a distant cousin appears and invites her to leave and live with him and his grandmother, she works hard to fit in.
Andrew might be a dashing man, but he lacks true character. He is more than willing to have Noelle in his home, but she tends to be an embarrassment to him with her unsocial graces. But, she is pretty enough, he belives he can convince her to become his mistress.
Andrew's stepbrother, Jared Dunn is more than just cityfied lawyer he presents. Having a long history involving gunfights, the Rangers, and military service, Jared provides for his grandmother and frivolous stepbrother, Andrew. Finding the fiesty newcomer, Noelle in his home, sets in motion the fulfillment of his dreams, even before he knows he has them.
A very enjoyable story. A little thrown off by the time frame with the going back and forth between gunfights and horseback riding to the typewriter and telephone. It all seemed just a little weird.