Stubbornness takes on a different hue in Jeb Hunter's Bride by Ana Seymour. Kerry Gallivan is determined to fulfill her Irish father's dream of making a new home in California for her and her brother Patrick. When her father's unexpected death leaves the siblings orphaned, Kerry disguises herself so she and Patrick can travel on the wagon train as brothers. When their ploy is revealed, Kerry earns wagon master Jeb Hunter's grudging respect for her determination. But his own tragic past drives him to force Kerry from the wagon train and from his life.

The wide and treacherous prairies challenge Jeb and Kerry as much as they challenge each other in this Western tale of pioneering spirit and warmth as welcome as a campfire's glow.

Reviewed by Sandy Huseby.

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