Straight for the Heart by Vickie McDonough is the story of Sara Oakley and her orphaned brother and sister. They left their home after losing their parents to go live with their Uncle Harlen. He wasn't the same man he had been several years earlier when they had met him. In fact, they wished they'd never gone to him for help.
Trying to do the best for her family, Sara gets herself into a bind while trying to do the right thing. That little issue gets her bound for life to a young man named Quinn McFarland. How does it all work out? Well, I guess you will have to read this to see.
What I love most about this book is the setting. It's in North Dakota (somewhere I've never been but hope to visit one day) and it's in the times when bank robberies on horseback were very common. The dresses were full and had lots of undergarments (i.e. MODEST!). Quinn lives on a huge ranch...something I've always dreamed of. I really wanted to be Sara in this book...even when the times weren't good. If I could pick a time period in which to live, it would be back in the old settlin' days.