A strong historical manlove western. The 1880's saw the west being developed while offering some people a place to hide. Believable and pleasing characters, Luke and Sam left the east coast to find their "safe haven" in the western frontier. Away from prying eyes their romance blossoms but their secret(s) eventually exposed; a natural dilemma of course. The conflicts of the time period were plausible as were the period dynamics surrounding romantic relationships. Overall the story was well written and the characters entertaining.