The second book of Ms Thomas's Whispering Mountain trilogy, this story features the youngest brother, Tobin McMurray. For someone who doesn't like to talk to people, he doesn't have any trouble when it comes to Liberty Mayfield. That's because she speaks the language of the heart. When she needs a rescuer, he doesn't hesitate. Through the course of the story, Tobin's thoughts are always on Liberty's safety and security, regardless of any danger he's in. He's the type of strong silent hero that I dream of having. True to the Code of the West, although he's an expert shot, he never draws his gun unless he has to and then it's with deadly accuracy. Of the three brothers, Tobin is the most sensitive to the needs of others. After his sister receives the news that her fiance has been killed, he's the one who comforts her. An especially moving scene is the fiance's burial on Whispering Mountain.
This was a very well crafted, deeply emotional story of love triumphing over evil and justice for the lawless. The book satisfied me and left me wanting more. I won't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who's looking for high excellence in western romance. I can't wait to see Ms Thomas's next story in this trilogy. I know it'll be great.