Mercy Davis, left alone in the world when her mother passed away, must leave her home in the goldfields of California and create a new life for herself. With no money whatsoever and no friends to ask for help, she takes a risk and hops aboard an eastward-bound train, heading for Denver, where she believes she will start afresh.

Heston Granger leads a simple life working at the railroad station. Everything in his world is predictable and routine until he opens the door to the stock car and discovers not only a dozen cows without an owner but a stowaway who happens to be a young woman. As he learns her story, he finds himself eager to help her reach for her dreams – and perhaps a forgetful angel is just who they need to give them a little boost in the right direction.

Riding the Rails is the 41st title in the multi-author series, Cowboys and Angels   For a complete list of titles and authors in this series please visit the Cowboys and Angels page.

(Now that the Cowboys and Angels series has ended with the 49th title – I need to binge read to catch up – be sure to look for the spin-off The Matchmaker’s Ball series)