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Book Two in the Women of Paragon Springs SeriesMeg Brown knows that her new life at her road ranch, Paragon Springs, cant truly begin until she severs all ties with the abusive husband shed fled years before. Although fearful, she returns to St.MoreBook Two in the Women of Paragon Springs SeriesMeg Brown knows that her new life at her road ranch, Paragon Springs, cant truly begin until she severs all ties with the abusive husband shed fled years before. Although fearful, she returns to St. Louis determined to find him and obtain a divorce. But Ted Malloy refuses, hoping that Megs return will win him his dying fathers favor - and fortune. Its going to be a long fight, and Meg cant afford to stay away from Kansas and a simmering range war. Reluctantly, she places her destiny in the hands of her likable lawyer, Hamilton Gibbs. Back in Kansas, Meg continues to battle rancher Jack Ambler. And by the time Hamilton Gibbs wins Megs divorce in St. Louis, he has also won her heart. Before long, theyre building a family in Paragon Springs. Then Meg brings the range hostilities to a breaking point by selling the farmers barbed wire to protect their crops from Amblers cattle. On a wire-cutting spree, Jack Ambler goes too far. . . .Irene Bennett Brown has known she wanted to write since the age of thirteen when she read Little Women. After listening to the many stories of her older family members about the early times in Kansas, she determined to tell the story of the role women and children played in developing the West. She has written several young adult books, including Before the Lark, winner of the Spur Award and nominee for the Mark Twain Award. Her first adult novel, The Plainswoman, was widely acclaimed and nominated for the Spur Award. Brown lives in Oregon with her husband, Bob.