Baker & Taylor Lily Cassidy loses her father to an assassin at the beginning of the Lincoln County War, leaving her to support her mother and crippled brother, and when she marries local rancher Emmett Moss to help support her family, she spurs him to hire someone to avenge her father's death
Blackwell North Amer In Texas Lily, Elizabeth Fackler has recreated the historical actors of the Lincoln County War, a pivotal event in the development of the western frontier. In 1875, along the Rio Panal in New Mexico Territory, wealthy rancher Emmet Moss proposes marriage to the daughter of an old Texas friend who was recently murdered in the opening act of a conflagration that will soon flare into war. Sixteen-year-old Lily Cassidy accepts his proposal in the interest of providing for her widowed mother and crippled brother, even though she's in love with Jasper Stone, a young desperado everyone predicts will have a short life.
Baker & Taylor Sixteen-year-old Lily Cassidy accepts the proposal of wealthy rancher Emmet Moss in order to provide for her widowed mother and crippled brother, but her heart belongs to Jasper Stone, a desperado soon to become embroiled in the 1875 Lincoln County War.