Chasing the Sun, Land of the Lone Star Series #1, by Tracie Peterson. Hannah is responsible for the care of her two younger siblings. Years prior, the two smallest children's mother died while giving birth to their daughter. Their dad, heavy with grief, moved them to a ranch on the Texas plains. When her father disappears during the war between the states, Hannah finds herself not sure what to do with her two siblings and herself. With no real means to support themselves, and not enough left by her father to support them for a substantial amount of time, she finds herself considering marrying a man she despises. William left to fight for the side that most of Texas is against! Which means he ends up finding himself on the sour end of many former relationships. So much so that the Texas government takes his Ranch from him and gives it to another family. So he's surprised when he returns home from the war, wounded, to find a single woman and two children living in his home. As he seeks legal help in acquiring his land back, he also finds himself falling for this woman and the family! As well as finding himself in many many dangerous situations!
This is a great book! so easy to fall into and not fall out of again till you're finished! If you can be on the edge of your seat while reading a book, then this book will do it! so full of so much suspense, thrills, and drama! This book really has it all!