Ethan Barstow and Kate Kinsella are looking for the same man, Ethan’s brother Charley, in this action packed western romance authored by Kristy McCaffrey. They are under several misconceptions.
Kate’s looking for Charley Barstow to return him to his pregnant fiancé, Agnes. Kate mistakenly thinks Ethan is a killer and outlaw per Charley’s drunken ramblings. Ethan is looking for his brother Charley to mend fences and make peace. From conversations in town, Ethan thinks Kate is Charley’s fiancé.
They decide to continue the hunt together after an action packed rescue of Kate by Ethan. This story features two very strong people who believe the worse of each other, but know in their hearts it can’t be true.
Author Kristy McCaffrey gives us raging river crossings, outlaws as Kate stated “the most inept outlaws ever”, mysterious appearances of Joe the Indian, a wolf called Bart is there when needed, attacks by Indian children, good and evil spirits, and attraction between two main characters that grows day by day until there is nothing to do but give in.
Kristy McCaffrey kept the story moving with a good plot, and sub-characters and lots of action. The story has more than a touch of the paranormal that was very enjoyable and added flavor to the plot, as well as the mystery. I found the mystery intriguing and when I thought I had solved them, I was wrong. I couldn’t wait to solve the mystery.
I would recommend this book to young adult to adult due to sexual content.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: BIO AND PHOTO PROVIDED BY AUTHOR
Kristy McCaffrey has been writing since she was very young, but it wasn’t until she was a stay-at-home mom that she considered becoming published. A fascination with science led her to earn two engineering degrees—she did her undergraduate work at Arizona State University and her graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh—but storytelling was always her favorite hobby. Born and raised in Arizona, and recently returned after a 20-year absence in Pittsburgh, she writes Old West romances to capture the landscapes that were such a big part of her childhood. Her first novel, The Wren, was a CAPA winner for Best New Author Traditional, a Texas Gold finalist, and a HOLT Medallion finalist for Best First Book. The Sparrow was the 2012 Winter Rose Winner in the Published Historical Division. She lives in the Arizona desert with her husband, where they frequently remove (rescue) rattlesnakes from their property. Her four teenaged children are in varying stages of flying the nest, so her two chocolate labs—Ranger and Lily—are the recipients of her maternal instincts these days. Visit her online at www.kristymccaffrey.com.