Becoming Lucy by Martha Rogers
After her parents deaths, seventeen-year-old heiress Lucinda Bishop flees from high-society Boston to Barton Creek, Oklahoma as the ward of Amelia and Ben Haynes, her mothers sister and brother-in-law. She finds life on a working ranch to be nothing like she had imagined, especially when she encounters Jake Starnes, a drifter now employed by her uncle who holds a dark secret from is past. With Jake, she faces emotions shes never before experienced. But can he get his life together before someone else claims her hand or her life? A historical romance set in the Oklahoma Territory in 1896, "Becoming Lucy" releases January 5, 2010. (Realms Fiction)
Banished WordsIn what situation(s) do you struggle with boastful self-confidence?