Start with Promises Linger. As Jackson Montgomery heads home after collecting on a bounty, he's looking forward to a meal, a drink, and some female companionship. But when he sees signs of life in a house infamous for its second-rate construction, he can't resist taking a gander at who'd been fool enough to buy it. Mimi Banfield thought she was done for when she fell into a well filled with rattlers, until a man shows up to rescue her. Jackson has all the survival skills she's missing and he's just the man to show her how to survive out West. As the new guardian of three orphans, she could certainly use a hand. He seamlessly transitions into life with Mimi and the children, not knowing that she has a deadly secret. By the time she confesses, it may just be too late for salvation.