When young Reagan rides into Harmony, Texas, in the back of a pickup truck, she’s in search of that elusive quality called “home,” and prepared with enough background on the small town’s inhabitants and history to pass as one of the founding family’s descendants. Grateful for irascible old Jeremiah Truman’s unquestioning acceptance, she settles quickly into the rhythm of school and chores, but remains standoffish even when junior rodeo champion Noah McAllen tries to befriend her. Noah’s older sister Alex is the town sheriff, and more than sexual sparks are flying between Alex and longtime family friend and volunteer fire chief Hank Matheson. Someone is setting fires around town, and with the long drought, vast expanses of natural grasslands, and summer heat, the danger quotient rapidly escalates.
Very quick read. I got really involved with the characters and the fire mystery.