Zack Rawlins didn't become the youngest president of the Bandera County Cattlemen's Association by backing down from a challenge. So when beautiful but hot-tempered sheepherder Bailey McShane barged into the cattlemen's saloon and accused them of stealing precious water from her land, he waded into the fray...and came out in a heap of trouble. With drought-stricken Bandera County on the brink of a range war, no self-respecting cattleman would be caught dead
taking sides with a woman who raises sheepbut Zack can't stay away from this pint-size wildcat. Now he's facing two dangerous battles: one with a town full
of stubborn ranchers at one another's throats; the other with an unpredictable woman who refuses to be tamed.
In this romance that stumbles in the jungle but finds its heart in San Francisco, a young woman goes back in time to prevent a family curse, then falls in love with the man whose life she saves. MacKenzie "Mac" Sinclair is happy with her quiet life and museum job until her dying grandfather asks her to atone for a murder committed by her great-great-grandfather, a murder that burdened the family with a curse. She journeys to Mayan ruins and discovers the victim's bones, only to be swept back more than a 100 years by the mystical intercession of an ancient amulet. She awakens to meet sexy explorer Liam O'Shea, whom she duly saves from a murder attempt that may have been instigated by her ancestor, Perry Sinclair. At first, Mac spouts feminist clichs and snips at Liam like an adolescent, but the story gains momentum as they travel to San Francisco and she discovers that, by saving him, she may have prevented the marriage of her own great-great-grandparents. Thanks to Mac and her great-great-grandmother, Perry is exonerated, Liam is saved once again, and true love triumphs over time despite Victorian attitudes. Krinard also wrote Prince of Shadows and Prince of Wolves. (June)