Heroes Needed for Four Damsels in Distress Despite determination to be strong and independent, four women of bygone days are in need of a hero. Lady and the Tramps by Jennifer Uhlarik California, 1874 When outlaws steal a deed from Mattie Welling, her dreams for her eight orphan charges from New York City are dashed. Can Wells Fargo detective Jake Hickens be trusted to pick up the pieces? The Secondhand Bride of Polecat Creek by Kathleen Y’Barbo Texas, 1890 When Zeke Wyatt returns home to Polecat Creek intent on making good on his promise to marry his childhood sweetheart, he finds she’s run off in his absence, leaving her kid sister to care for her aging parents and the mercantile. Can Zeke finally settle down, or will he leave another sister with a broken heart? The Bride of Basswood Hill by Gabrielle Meyer Minnesota, 1900 When wealthy lumber baron, Charles Alexander, unexpectedly finds himself married to an Italian immigrant, Sofia Bellini, he must do all he can to protect her from the society she’s ill-prepared to navigate. But when he falls in love with his pretty bride, he will have to make a difficult choice: will he go through with the annulment they had planned? Echoes of the Heart by Amanda Barratt New York City, 1911 Irish immigrant Aileen O’Connor is willing to work to survive in the land of opportunity. But when her sister is accosted on the streets, she’s forced to accept the help of policeman Sean Doyle, a widower with a young son. When tragedy engulfs the city, will Sean and Aileen’s newfound love survive the raging flames?