A woman with a pastWidowed mother, Brynne Richardson, gave up her bandit activities when she left California to make a fresh start with her young daughter in Boston. Working for a handsome doctor fulfills her need to be useful and independent, but he creates another yearning she can't deny.A man with a purposeDr. Richard Oliver assumes Brynne is just another debutante hunting for a rich husband, until she intrigues him with her steady hand for stitches . . . and guns. He cant put her out of his mind, but the young widow has mysteries he's determined to unravel.A love in dangerWhen smugglers raid much-needed supplies from Richard's clinic, Brynne must resurrect her bandit persona for the good of the sick and the poor. Her secret life threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard to protect . . . her life, her family and her heart.Contains mature themes.