Ailene Frances also writes as Eileen Sheehan for paranormal romances and I enjoy both styles. "Love at Wolf Creek" is an historical western romance that starts out in Louisiana during the post civil war era. Still at a time when sons and daughters were used as tools for family progression Pauline, the daughter of a meat packing and exporter who is in financial trouble, is offered in marriage to the owner of their biggest Texas cattle supplier. The twist comes with the fact that Pauline's father is misguided as to who the real owner of the ranch is, so the guy gets to act as the hired help come to fetch her while he sees if she's someone he really wants to marry. The story really takes off when Pauline runs away to avoid marrying the man they think owns the ranch because she's fallen in love with the guy who came to fetch her. Filled with action, drama, steamy love scenes, and a few laughs... I highly recommend this novel.
(reviewed the day of purchase)