by Beth Henderson

June 2004
ISBN: 0-8439-5330-6
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Mass Market Paperback

In the aftermath of the Civil War, a man and woman find each other. Together, they decide to make a new life amidst the destruction.

J.W. Walford is only steps ahead of a posse out to administer their own brand of justice. He should have never stopped to help the beautiful woman he finds passed out by her well. Suddenly, hes helping her leave her farm behind. Hes traveling the revenge trail with a woman and a baby in tow.

Louisa Burgess has one chance to get away from the banker who owns her farm. Hes been keeping her drugged and swears that her husband gambled her away as well. When J.W. stops to help, she grabs the opportunity to run. Louisa knows that J.W. is wanted by the law, but she can see the gentleness and strength that shines in his eyes. This man would never hurt her or her daughter. The only way to be free is to trust him and shes willing to make a deal with an outlaw to do it.

Both are caught up in difficult times. They have both suffered disappointment and loss in their lives up to this point. J.W. and Louisa know that the journey ahead might led to more, but both have the courage to face whatever comes. As they travel together, they find themselves growing closer. Soon, they must come to a decision. Do they allow their pasts to control their futures or do they grab a hold of happiness with both hands and face the world together?

The main characters of Louisa and J.W. are great examples of strength. Both have gone through disappointment and loss, but they have tried to go on with their lives. They havent been willing to sit and allow life to happen to them. The great state of Texas makes a stunning backdrop for this story. Well-written and steady paced, Ms. Henderson has delivered a wonderful western. Through her words, we are made to understand the wonder that can happen At Twilight.

Reviewed in May 2004 by Jenni.

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