One of those for me was Rebecca Hagan Lee, who wrote a few westerns, then shifted across the pond to England (because that's what too many western writers had to do in the early and mid-aughts - it was either that or don't publish). She hasn't had a book out since 2005, and it was while I was updating my Upcoming Historical Romances wiki that I came across a new title by her, with a very western-like title. Could it be? Dare Wendy hope?
I do, I do! Feast your eyes people!
A Wanted Man by Rebecca Hagan Lee
August 6, 2013 ; Berkley ; $7.99
A thoroughly English girl raised in Hong Kong, Julie Jane Parham has spent her entire life walking the line between two worlds. When her closest friend, Su Mi, becomes the victim of an arranged marriage gone horribly wrong, Julie travels to San Francisco in order to buy back her freedom and soon finds herself in over her head.Dear heavens, is it August yet?
On a rescue mission of his own, Will Keegan uses his saloon, The Silken Angel, as a front to whisk Chinese prostitutes away from the city’s ruthless brothel owners to a life of freedom, risking his own hide in the process.
Sparring with a spirited British lady is the last thing Will Keegan needs, but he isn’t about to let lovely Julie throw herself headfirst into danger. And as the urge to protect her turns into something more, Will knows he must get Julie to trust him, or chance losing her forever…