Clarissa walked over to the wagon and readied to step up. A hand caught hers… her breath caught in her chest. Even in the dimly lit morning light, she could see the man standing next to her was unlike any she’d ever seen. His hair was as black as coal. It was wavy. He had piercing gray eyes, the color of a winter sky just before a blizzard.***June 16, 1871Minneapolis, MinnesotaClarissa and her father, Anders, have their hearts set on a fresh start and a new life in the Montana Territory. While her father dreams of buying cheaper land and starting his own dairy, Clarissa has dreams of her own.Just as they set out on what will prove to be an amazing adventure, Clarissa and her father are joined by Dugan, an undeniably attractive, fur trading cowboy who makes his living guiding adventurers westward. Clarissa is immediately drawn to him, yet she knows her father’s wishes where marriage is concerned.Concealed away in her trunk, she’s brought with her what little she could carry from the Old Country. Gifts from her mother… silver, fine china, her wedding dress, and most importantly an heirloom, Norwegian bridal crown.Clarissa desires a husband. She wants children and a family. Can she have these with Dugan, or will her father’s deeply rooted prejudices prevent her from marrying the man she loves?Join Clarissa and Dugan on the trail west where they discover true love and perhaps something more...just in time for Christmas!