Gussie and the Cherokee Kid, by Nancy Smith Gibson


When twenty-one year old Persephone Augusta Gomance is appointed to accompany a six-year-old orphan to her uncle in Texas, she is expecting to meet a wealthy ranch owner who is married to a schoolteacher and living in a fine home. When Travis Thacker, unmarried cardsharp, receives word that he is gaining custody of his niece Julia, he is expecting her chaperone to be an old battle-axe who will challenge his lifestyle.

They are both in for a surprise.

When Persephone and Travis first meet, sparks fly! The real trouble begins when Persephone receives a telegram with some unexpected news.

Full of comedy and sweet romance, this turn-of-the-century tale will have you laughing out loud and rooting for the couple to work out their differences.