Dusty is a rancher of sorts, as the money dries up due to gambling he has to sell most of his cattle and horses to pay his debts, but one day when he finds Lovely Jo in his stables his world is turned upside down.
Lovely Jo worked in the big house looking after the lady but one night everything changes, and she finds herself running for her life. After being accused of murdering the master of the house she is on the run because if they find her, she will be hung with no real trial. Dusty has always been nice and kind to her so hiding in his stables. She is relatively safe as she has always had a soft spot for the older man and he for her, can she melt Dusty’s heart and feel the way she does about him.
This was a lovely novella with a subject which was wrote with delicacy and empathy, I loved the brave courage of Lovely Jo and her sheer faith in Dusty that he would not give her up, but I also like the determination of Dusty in the end to believe her and fight for justice and what was right against the law. This is a lovely short story with a heart-warming undertone and a happily ever after.