AUTHOR: John M. Sharpe
Jim McHenry, a widower, struggles to maintain his Nevada cattle ranch while he raises his two teenage kids. But the proliferation of federally protected wild mustangs roaming his pastureland threatens Jim’s livelihood and future.
Meanwhile, Laura Carter, a struggling Country Western singer, is fired from her Reno job for refusing to play footsie with local club owner, Billy Wilson, an old classmate of Jim’s.
When Jim’s housekeeper suddenly quits, Laura, now desperate, applies for the job and gets it. It’s a risky move since she knows nothing about housekeeping and even less about cooking, but soon the sparks fly between her and Jim. Then, enter Sybil Trent: Jim’s one-time love interest, just divorced and back in town on the prowl for a new husband.
Billy wants Jim’s land. Sybil wants Jim back. Laura wants her career back. Jim’s son wants to be a rodeo performer (against his father’s wishes), and Jim’s daughter will do anything to get Sybil out of the picture and Laura into Jim’s arms once and for all.
Will Jim finally understand that in order to truly have the things he wants, he must be willing to set them free?