- Florida Authors and Publishers President's Award - Silver medals-historical fiction and western (2016)
- Readers' Favorite Award Winner-Silver (2015)
- USA Best Book Awards-Finalist (2015)
- Beverly Hills Book Award Winner-Gold (2015)
- ELit Award Winner-GOLD Historical Fiction (2014)
- Global eBook Awards-Bronze Winner (2014)
- Global eBook Awards Honorable Mention-historical fiction (2014)
- Indie Book of the Day Nov. 28th, 2016
From the Back Cover
Kathleen does not let him stop her. She escapes Skagway with her paralyzed sister Josie, in spite of her attacker. Just before winter closes in, on the last ship of 1899, they sail away to the south. Their dangerous journey is only beginning. They travel across America at the turn of the twentieth century, by train, on horseback, and on foot. One man, a man of many secrets, sometimes journeys with the sisters, but Kathleen tries twice to leave him behind. She cannot allow him into her heart.
She carries a gun, and is willing to shoot to kill or to take what she is owed. She trains herself to survive at any cost. For her unspeaking sister's sake and her own, she learns to live in a savage world. Whether or not she reaches the great city of New York, she has been on a harsh road too long. Will she ever learn to live as a woman again, and to open her heart to love?