Fourteen year old Josephine is orphaned and molested in one terrifying event at her family's ranch in the 1850's. He life is saved when she is found by a passing saddle tramp who cares for her injuries and guides her through the stages of denial, guilt, and finally anger.He also teaches her how to protect herself with her fathers weapons;a lesson taught for self defense but learned with darker plans in mind. When the young girl decides she is ready, she announces she is leaving the ranch to find the killers.
Six months after the attack, and now an expert with the six gun and the rifle Josephine leaves the ranch in the hands of the man who saved her life and leaves on a journey of discovery and murder.
As she spends two years searching the west for the three men that attacked her familys ranch, the once spoiled little girl learns the world is not like the quiet little town she knew as a child. Disguised as a farm boy for her own safety, and earning a reputation as a gunfighter, she learns over her two-year sojourn what it takes to become a woman in the American west.Each step takes her closer to the revenge she craved.Each step takes her closer to looking into the eyes of her rapists.And each step takes her further from her home, and the boy she has fallen in love with.