Attorney Lucas Kline has established a new identity and is making his mark as a trial lawyer in the burgeoning rail town of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Fighting to escape the guilt from his past, he's determined to help shape the emerging territory into a law-abiding state.
When Lena's attacker threatens the security of her son and others in the community, will she find the courage to face him in order protect those she loves? Can she trust Lucas to defend her secret before a township filled with doubt? Or will the guilt from Lucas' past blur the lines between justice and vigilantism?
I love strong heroines and Lena is a strong woman! She may not know this but Merritt showed us this through Lena’s actions. Lena's innocence was stolen 6 years ago and she is returning home for the first time. You can still feel her fear, every time a man gets close she flinches. She pushes through her own pain and helps others that are going through the same thing that happen to her.
Lucas is a swoon worthy trial lawyer and running from something himself. He is a true gentleman. He struggles with the guilt from a past that he wishes he could leave behind. He really wants to make the territory that they are all living a better place to live- safer.
You won't want to miss this excellent portrayal of another lifetime, things were simpler but not safer. I give Lena’s Courage 5 stars.
Although Ruby doesn't call the High Plains her home, she resides in an equally beautiful and rustic locale, The Gateway to the Texas Hill Country.
When Ruby's not reading or writing, she can be found riding her horse or homeschooling her children who are avid horsewomen and readers as well.