Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson
Clementine Kennicutt was the New Englander who left her home and oppressive father. Gus McQueen was the cowboy who has the laughing eyes and big dreams. But nothing can prepare her to face the harsh realities of the frontier life. She knows that Gus was only the boy she can love.
This novel contains the multiple memorable characters and there was adventure one after another. There was the shootouts, storms, mine explosion etc. Penny Williamson has created the unique work of friction. This was published April 1st, 1995 by Simon & Schuster.