New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas takes you back to the Old West, where two strangers find love in the least likely place, with the least likely person, just in the nick of time . . .
As a Yankee in Texas two years after the Civil War, cowboy Broderick Monroe is given the jobs no one else wants to do—including keeping company with the cursed Widow Allen at the annual Valentine's Day dance thrown by his boss's wife.
After losing two husbands to the war, Valerie Allen has become a local pariah. Rumor has it that if a man touches her, he'll be dead by morning. But Brody believes in curses about as much as he believes in love.
One secret embrace in the moonlight leads Valerie to think she has found a kindred spirit, but fate—and the curse—aren't done with her yet . . .
Originally published in Be My Texas Valentine