A clean historical romance/adventure, set in the American West after the U.S. Civil War.
An orphaned pioneer girl, an outlaw with a conscience, and a former Civil War captain influenced by the poetry of Walt Whitman . . . These three young castaways help each other erase wounds of the past and search for what they desperately need. This historical novel with romantic elements belongs on the bookshelf next to books by Anita Stansfield, Julianne Donaldson, and Susan Wiggs.