A Shakespeare meets Old West love story!
What’s in a name? For two young lovers . . . everything.
During the War Between the States, the feud between the Kansas Jayhawkers and the Missouri Bushwackers raged like wildfire. But it was nothing compared to the hatred between the Coltons and the Murphys.
Julia Colton is taught from birth that the Jayhawkers are her enemy, especially the Murphy’s who took the Colton’s rightful property.
When Ryan Murphy saves her from a band of renegades, she begins to question everything she thought was the truth.
Ryan lost his mother to a Bushwacker attack and has vowed vengeance. But Julia’s gentle ways tempt him toward love instead. The only time he feels at peace is when he’s with her. To save Julia from a loveless marriage to a violent man, they marry.
As the war heats up, along with the feud, they must choose between family and love, between vows of vengeance and vows of marriage. Is their love stronger than bullets, deeper than blood? Will it be just as true by any other name?
Lori Handeland has written over fifty novels, novellas and short stories in several genres–historical, contemporary, series and paranormal romance, as well as urban fantasy–for such publishers as: Dorchester, Kensington, Harlequin, St. Martin’s Press, Harper-Collins, Simon and Schuster and Penguin/Putnam
She is a New York Times, USA Today, Waldenbooks and Bookscan Bestselling Author and the recipient of many industry awards, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal and Best Long Contemporary Romance, a Romantic Times Award for Best Harlequin Superromance, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, the Write Touch Readers Award, the National Readers Choice Award and the Prism Award.
Published world wide and known for her popular and highly acclaimed Nightcreature paranormal series, as well as the Urban Fantasy series – The Phoenix Chronicles, and the historical fantasy series, Shakespeare Undead, Lori also writes gritty, sexy western historical romance under the name Lori Austin. Look for her Once Upon a Time in the West series.