When her father abandoned his family and her mother died of grief, Cassie had to grow up fast. Their Texas ranch still had a mortgage, so she took a job with a freighting company and left her two younger siblings with a friend.
  She learned to tolerate the desert heat, manage a team of mules and ignore whispers behind feminine hands. She conquered her fear of the wild country and animals. With the aid of a bull whip, she staved off any overzealous male admirers. The one thing she couldn't conquer was her distrust of men.
  Then a band of renegade Apache chased a handsome Frenchman into her life and heart. He won her guarded trust when he saved her life. She was ready to say yes to his proposal of marriage...until she caught him with another woman. Could she shut him out of her life? Should she?


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CASSIE
Linda Louise Rigsbee
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Book Description:

  When her father abandoned his family and her mother died of grief, Cassie had to grow up fast. Their Texas ranch still had a mortgage, so she took a job with a freighting company and left her two younger siblings with a friend.
  She learned to tolerate the desert heat, manage a team of mules and ignore whispers behind feminine hands. She conquered her fear of the wild country and animals. With the aid of a bull whip, she staved off any overzealous male admirers. The one thing she couldn't conquer was her distrust of men.
  Then a band of renegade Apache chased a handsome Frenchman into her life and heart. He won her guarded trust when he saved her life. She was ready to say yes to his proposal of marriage...until she caught him with another woman. Could she shut him out of her life? Should she?

Editor’s Review:

  "Cassie" is a breathless adventure. Set in the White Sands of New Mexico in the 1800's, this novella is sprinkled with humor and suspense. Cassie and Chauncey race through courtship amid scorpions, sand, burning sun and Indian raids. Trust, or the absence of it, is the base for this story. Cassie has been burned deeply by her father's infidelity. Chauncey gives her many reasons to trust him…and one big reason not to.
  A believable story with realistic characters, told with the usual style of Linda Louise Rigsbee.

Reader Reviews:

"I have never had any interest in novels of this genre but this I thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you."

"I loved the book. I got so involved that when my dogs barked during the Indian attack it scared me. Living in New Mexico, it was nice to read about it. Thank you for such a good book."

"Nice read kept me awake, well organised, good flow of words with a vivid description of characters and places only regret it ended too fast."

"What a story. Not to mention it was nice to read a story that was not focused around sex. You have an amazing talent that allows the reader to immerse themselves in your reading. thank you for a great read."