Cactus Flower by Alice Duncan
Approx. 85,230 words.
Published on September 20, 2009.
Eulalie Gibb comes to Rio Penasco to escape a murderous maniac and believes she’s prepared for life in Wild West—until she meets Nick Taggart. As for Nick—who barely escaped a family full of managing females with his hide intact—even if he believed in true love, which he doesn’t, he can’t imagine his personal love being the prickly Eulalie Gibb. They both have a lot to learn.