I'm a few years late to this book, even though I have an autographed copy from the author's book release party. Counting the Cost, by Liz Adair, won the Whitney Award for Romance in 2009. Better late than never, though, right? All I can say is, so far, so good. :-)
Here's the back cover blurb:
For handsome, hard-riding cowhand, Heck Benham, life is as solid as the New Mexico countryside he loves, as predictable as the annual spring roundup. Yet, all that changes when Mrs. Ruth Reynolds moves from back east into his homeland and his heart.
The stark contrast in their lives is played out in a territory that is, itself, coming into its own. As Ruth and Heck face a trail of pivitol, life-changing decisions, their love is challenged at ever turn. What will it cost them before they find what is most important in life?
Stop by on Tuesday to read a Tuesday Teaser from Counting the Cost.