Heart of Gold by Lacy Williams
Approx. 16,570 words.
Published on July 25, 2011.
Wyoming, 1902--Ranch foreman Charlie Welch doesn't trust his boss's daughter.
Opal Bright hopes her homecoming will result in both reconciliation with her estranged father and a solution to help orphans.
When Charlie and Opal find themselves mixed up with a ragtag group of bandits and trapped in an abandoned gold mine, they must risk everything to survive--including their hearts.