Present day: Kit McKlenna is now the guiding force behind McKlenna Farms, a horse breeding ranch in Lexington, Kentucky. Having recently lost both her parents and her fiance in a car accident, Kit is at a low point in her life. She has her animals, her guardian angel (an older gent who has been with the family a long time), and her 300-year heritage to keep her company. But when she uncovers a box in her father’s study she learns that she is adopted – found on the doorstep of the farm in a bloodied blanket with a ruby brooch attached. The brooch is the key to her returning to the early 1850s and setting off with a wagon trail along the Oregon Trail to find her real family.
Along the way she finds love, excitement, and adventure when she falls head over heels for the wagon-master Cullen. Cullen is a hero that every woman can easily fall in love with! And Kit is his match in every way.
Strong characters, a wonderful plot, action that will move you from laughter to tears to laughter once more – and let’s not forget Kit’s use of modern medicine to save the man she loves – all combine to bring this first of three books to a satisfactory ending while leaving the reader wanting more.