The Runaway Heiress

Sonnet Books | 0-671-00204-X

Raised in stifling luxury and determined to excape an arranged marriage, Evelyn Thurgood-Baron maasquerades as a lady’s maid and hops the next train out of Beaumont, Texas. When her employer turns out to be a wanted man in disguise, she wonders whether scandelous behavior will be her undoing. But Evelyn is too willing to stand by this stranger, who can offer her nothing but adventure…and a broken heart.

Framed and branded a criminal, New Orleans police lieutenant Luke Devereaux will do anything to get to El Paso and clear his name…even sneak aboard a train while wearing women’s clothing. He never bargained on having a maid—articularly not one with such deep blue eyes. As they cross the harsh Texas terrain, renegade lawman and rebellious lady fall in love. But can Luke overcome betrayal and learn to trust in tomorrow?


“A refreshingly original voice in romance fiction, with characters who leap off the page.”
Joan Johnson

“Laced with humor and passion, Stef Ann Holm’s novels tickle the funny bone, capture the imagination, and give readers”a true sense of ‘being there’.”
Romantic Times

“Stef Ann Holm’s characters shine like diamonds…Wonderful!”
Heather Nordahl, Affair de Coeur

“This book is an absolute treasure.”
Old Book Barn Gazette

“Ms. Holm is a legendary writer who has shone through with another witty novel. This is a great read.”