the time Dominic and Moira St. Clair get their ailing sister, Odessa,
to Colorado Springs in the winter of 1883, she is nearly dead. Odessa
has been seriously aling for the past year from consumption, an illness
that claimed the lives of four of her younger brothers, prompting her
father, to send his only surviving children west to chase the cure.
is beautiful and dangerously headstrong; and pugnacious Dominic is
charged with establishing a new arm of the family business–a business
he doesn't want.
Several days after her arrival, Odessa witnesses
what she fears is the murder of miner Sam O’Toole, friend and neighbor
to the charming Bryce McAllan.
What’s more, Sam leaves her a
poem containing clues that seem to direct her to his mine, which is
purported to carry a fantastic vein of silver. But if she is ever to
rise from her bed again, she must first concentrate on conquering the
giant that threatens her─consumption. Indeed, she must learn to breathe
again─daring to embrace her life, her future, and hope in her God.
Lisa T. Bergren is the best-selling, award winning author of over
thirty books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. A former
publishing executive, she now splits her time between writing and
freelance editing and parenting her three young children with her
husband Tim. She lives in Colorado Springs.