Lydia Crawford has been promised marriage by Edgar Ellis once she can get to Cimarron Creek, Texas. The big BUT is that he's left town and left behind his pregnant wife. The sheriff takes pity on Lydia and puts her up with his great aunt, Bertha. Every now and again, she runs into the sheriff and sparks fly between them. Now that Lydia has come to town, Cimarron Creek is experiencing a crime spree that has the people questioning whether or not Travis was the right man for the job.
Amanda Cabot has written some of my very favorite books and this one meets her high standard of quality writing. While Cimarron Creek may be a fictional town in Texas, the setting is easily imaginable. The people are typical of any small town and the mystery of the crimes is quite believable.
This is a five star book, with two thumbs up, and some special confections for your next party.