Ana shares the origin of her heroine's given name.
Stormy Hawkins' given name is Ophelia. Her father loved books, from classics to great literature, and amassed a fine private library for himself and his only child.
His wife died in childbirth, and he chose the name Ophelia from Hamlet. A first-time father living with two Army companions on the open Dakota Territory, he expected the innocent babe to be naturally sweet, compliant and domestic.
After all, she was a girl.
Instead, the fire-haired, rough and tumble child has the disposition of a hell cat, with a temper bigger than the vast prairie sky. Her nickname suits her to a T: Stormy.
Stormy fits well into her all-male world. She loves riding and roping. She has no interest in frills or doing what she is told. She's smart, tough, determined and hard-charging.
She's an ideal heir to the sprawling ranch her fathers have built up, but that's the problem. They are three and she is one. And she's got the well-deserved reputation of being the opposite of her famous namesake.
She's too ornery and too unfeminine to land a husband.