by Ana Leigh

May 2004
ISBN: 0-7434-6994-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback

Ana Leigh has changed publishers and with that change brings a new series as well. The first in the Fraser series is Clay, the oldest of the Fraser brothers. We are taken back to the Old West with this story centering on wagon trains and the dangers that can happen along the way.

Rebecca wants to head west to Sacramento to where her brother now lives and hopes to start a new life there. The only problem is she canít join the wagon train because she is unmarried and they donít allow any single females, even a widow to travel alone without a male relative. Since she doesnít have a male relative to travel with she decides to find a "husband." This is where Clay Fraser comes into the picture.

Rebecca is confident, self-reliant and stubborn. She also seems to get what she wants when she sets her mind to it. She needs a husband and she gets one, only Clay isnít all he seemed to be which makes Rebecca a little nervous.

Clay and his brother Garth are on the way to find their sister, when Clay is tricked into marrying Rebecca. Clay is furious when he finds out he is now married to Rebecca and it is legal. Clay isnít the quiet silent type that Rebecca thought he was. He is just as stubborn as she is and he is handsome. He also takes his responsibility seriously and that includes Rebecca now that she is married to him.

The Frasers: Clay is a wonderful start to the new series. Clay and Rebecca face the usual dangers that happen on a wagon train and a few other dangers along the way. They also face a growing attraction to each other and the love that is blossoming when neither of them expected to love again. Can these two stubborn people forget the past and be able to move on? It will take the long journey of the wagon train to bring these two people together to rely on each other. Will their relationship last once the train has reached the end of the journey? If you love the Old West and the adventures that it brings then pick up The Frasers: Clay you wonít be disappointed.

Reviewed in July 2004 by Pam.

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