She’s a 19th-century rancher caught in a war she has no choice but to fight. He’s an Afghanistan war hero returning home to heal. Separated by more than a century, each holds the power to help the other, but will they discover it before losing one another in a rift of time?
In the 1888 rugged Wyoming Tetons, Emmy Bartlett mourns her mother’s death while embracing her new position as matriarch of the Triple Bar C Ranch. Despite an overzealous suiter, her spirited independence prevents her from marrying without love, but when the violent range wars close in, a brutal personal attack followed by the murder of a neighbor rattles her confidence. A charismatic range detective is assigned to assist, but do his motives reach further than what meets the eye? Emmy is plagued with unsettling dreams and fears of inadequacy. While seeking answers in the wilderness she loves, she unwittingly plucks a unique rose and triggers a wicked storm that sweeps her into the future.
Decorated Army veteran, Kade Stockton, licks his wounds after several tours of duty and a nasty divorce. He is determined to put the horrors of war behind him. Swearing off women, he loses himself in his guitar and the therapeutic work of training horses at the Triple Bar C Ranch. When an intriguing woman in old-fashioned black clothing appears wet and bedraggled after a thunderstorm, the ownership of the Bar C Ranch is drastically altered. Kade volunteers to help make things right. Only catch is, he must travel to 1888 to do it.
When Emmy mounts her horse for home, will Kade follow the beauty back to the lawless west, utilizing his skills for warfare one last time? And if so, does Emmy have a chance in resisting the handsome ex-soldier’s good-natured charm?
Journey of the Rose is the heartwarming second book in the Twisted Rose Saga time-travel romance series. Although it is a standalone romance, enjoyment is enhanced after reading Book 1, Time of the Rose. If you like chivalrous heroes, spirited heroines, and page-turning twists with a splash of humor, then you’ll adore this delightful adventure.