Wolf MacKenzie. Mary Potter. Joe MacKenzie.
Wolf is part Native American and part Scot, and has grown up with the prejudices offered by all peoples. He has never had anything easy in his life. He was convicted and served time for a crime he didn't commit. He lost his son, Joe, for the time he was in prison. Wolf managed to buy a ranch, and is sought out for his abilities with horses.
Mary grew up in a strictly moral, old-fashioned household, having been reaised by a spinster aunt. She considered herself non-discript, mousey, uninteresting, and plain. She's a school teacher. She comes to Wyoming from the deep South, and is unprepared for the weather, the culture, and people of her new home.
Joe has a deep desire to be a pilot in the USAF, but doesn't even consider this a possibility...until Mary comes to town.
This is one of the most intense love stories I have ever read. I was fulfilled on all levels. The characters are three dimensional, full of life, and are like old friends. I have lost count of how many times I have read this story.
This is not one of the new breed of romance/suspense novels. Although there is some suspense and a bad guy in this work, the main focus is on the building of a family, with Wolf, Mary, and Joe.
Read it. You won't be disappointed.