The sensational second novel in Joan Johnstonâ€™s new Western historical romance series set in the world of Bitter Creek. Â CAN SECRETS AND SECOND CHOICES EVER LEAD TO LOVE? Â After three months in a mail-order marriage, Hannah Wentworth McMurtry is a widowâ€”pregnant, alone, and near death in the Wyoming wilderness. Though she is saved by a man with a face cut from stone, she still grieves the husband who died on their journey west. Hannah needs a husband, but does she dare marry another stranger?Â Flint Creed has also lost someone he lovedâ€”when the woman he hoped to marry chose his younger brother instead. Now he must find a ranch wife of his own. But every female in the remote Wyoming Territory is too old, too young, or already married . . . until he discovers Hannah on the prairie. Flint doesnâ€™t pretend to love her, but he doesnâ€™t tell her he loves another woman, either. Hannah doesnâ€™t pretend to love him, but she doesnâ€™t tell him about the child she carries. Though danger surrounds them on the Wyoming frontier, the greatest threats of all are the secrets withinâ€”revelations that could destroy the new life Hannah and Flint have begun to cherish.