A writer whose books have appeared on the USA Today bestseller list as well as the New York Times extended list, Dorothy Garlock is renowned for her unique ability to convey the romance and reality of frontier America. Here she presents one of her most beloved stories, a tale of a young woman's westward journey, on which she'll meet both danger and love. She's a nineteen-year-old orphan without money or prospects. Yet Tucker Houston has spunk to spare. Determined to find a better life for herself and her best friend, who is blind, Tucker brazenly tells a few fibs to land a job as a schoolteacher out West . . . even if it means joining a wagon train filled with twenty mail-order brides. Leading them all is wagon master Lucas Steele, hard-headed, hard-muscled, and drawn to Tucker's no-nonsense gumption. The two will soon find out that love can't wait--especially when the perils of the trail make today all they have, and tomorrow a time that may never come for the dreams they share.