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by Leigh Greenwood (Leisure 1999).
While traveling through Wyoming Territory, Pete Jernigan is robbed and left for dead. After recovering from a gunshot wound to the head, he sets out to find the two men who stole everything he owned, including his gold. His search leads him to the body and belongings of Peter Warren of Illinois. It seems Peter was on his way to claim a large cattle ranch as his inheritance when someone killed him. Pete believes that if he goes to the Tumbling T ranch, he'll find the murderers who stole his gold and killed Peter. What he doesn't count on is having to assume the identity of Peter Warren to protect Peter's wife-by-proxy. Anne Thompson is going to be forced to marry her uncle's choice for a husband if her real husband doesn't arrive and claim his inheritance. When Pete shows up and rescues Anne from her uncle and his cronies, she is amazed. This can't possibly be the same timid Peter Warren she knew as a child. It's been ten years since Anne has seen Peter and she wants to believe that this strong, handsome and protective man is her husband.