The story takes place five years later when he comes back to Angel Falls, Montana. He thinks she is married and does not realize her parents were killed in an accident, and because of the accident, she was blind. The man she was supposed to marry, labeled her as "damaged goods." That struck me as so insensitive.
I did enjoy the story. I would give it a 4 star. There was a little head-hopping, but it was written before we became so conscious with POV. Here's the book cover and the blurb from the back. Some of Jillian's books are free on Kindle. That's how I got mine.
Montana Territory in 1883 was a dangerous place--especially for a blind woman struggling to make her way through an early winter snowstorm. Undaunted, Noelle Kramer fought to remain independent. But then a runaway horse nearly plunged her into a rushing, ice-choked river, before a stranger's strong, sure hand saved her from certain death.
And yet this was no stranger. Though she could not know it, her rescuer was rancher Thad McKaslin, the man who had once loved her more than life itself. Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs. Now he wondered if the return of this strong woman was a sign that somehow he could find his way home.