Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher was an incredible read. Set in Idaho during the Civil War, this book chronicles the life of Shannon Adair after she moves from war-torn Virginia to Idaho with her father, a minister. While living in Virginia, she was a battlefield nurse. In Idaho she is asked to nurse the sister of a former Wells, Fargo driver/messenger while looking after the sister's son. This is one of those romances that sneaks up on you while spinning a good tale. Two men seek Shannon's attention: Matthew Dubois, the Wells, Fargo messenger; and Joe Burkette, the livery owner. Shannon cannot help but be flattered by Joe's attentions, but her heart pulls her toward Matthew.
I truly enjoyed this book and devoured it in two evenings. It was just the right amount of humor, drama, mystery, and romance for me. Great Work, Robin.