In August 1914, recently orphaned Cooper Harrison arrives in El Paso to live with grandparents she's never met. The minute the fifteen-year-old steps off the train, everything seems wrong. The heat is stifling, her grandfather Luther is cold and appraising and, worse, doesn't even mention the recent loss of both parents. Her grandmother, Angelica, is remote and childlike and wears only black and diamonds. When Cooper asked to come live with her grandparents, she thought to help in the family antique business and soon shows ...

Border Ransom 2006, Texas Christian University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875653327

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