MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean. 328 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1986. ISBN: 0449125033. Beautiful Steppie Wexford finds her peaceful, happy life suddenly shattered. First, her husband is murdered. Then her stepdaughter accuses her of killing him! And her family's honor is threatened by strange financial dealings, a tangled web of hidden relationships, and even hints of involvement in moonshining. In the midst of it all, Steppie discovers a pure and passionate love with Creag Trent. It is a love that can save her. But Steppie and Creag both know that before their exquisite love can truly bloom, the real killer of Steppie's husband must be found and the honor of the family restored.