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Book Five: Deadman’s trapper

A winter storm blows a new stranger onto the Hunters’ ranch. He claims to have bought-out the  Hunters’ long time friend, Mr.  McLennan, but the old trapper never mentioned moving. When Luke and Joseph ride out to McLennan’s cabin, a grave isn’t the only surprise waiting for them.


While the men are gone, Annie and her new helper Emma face their greatest challenge yet. The stranger steals a horse and kidnaps Emma, leading Henry on a desperate chase.  Annie guards their home while minding her new baby and the teen brother and sister, Gerry and Janie Moran.

All this turmoil leads to one more first: a trial in Fort Laramie. Who will be called to give testimony and what will the outcome be?  


The trial isn’t the only concern for the family,  as Luke’s head seems to be turned from Doc’s daughter Caroline to Miss Hanson, the clerk at the Fort Laramie trading post. Will spring see a new house being built on the Hunter ranch? 


A wedding, a trial, and an unexpected addition to the ranch are all possible before the winter is over!

Available February 14, 2020.

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Book Three: Deadman’s Preacher

 

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Siblings Annie and Luke Hunter along with their friends Henry Little Light and Joseph Peopeo are in attendance at the annual fall barn dance – along with the entire community of the town of Deadman’s – when the traveling preacher who offers church services every month collapses. Doc Johnson finds the man has been poisoned. But who would want to poison a traveling preacher?

Meanwhile, the community of cattle ranchers is disturbed to find out that the preacher had been encouraging a sheep-farmer and his wife to move into their area, bringing sheep to the open grazing land where they keep cattle. Is this young couple connected to the preacher’s poisoning? If not, why do they lie about their connection to events? They’re hiding something but is it related to the reverend?

Henry, wanting to avoid an inquest where he’d have to give testimony that implicates Joseph in the poisoning, decides to visit his mother. On the way he discovers a recent widow, a wagon load of tobacco leaves, and a clue in the preacher’s poisoning. At the same time, the Captain in charge of the investigation begins to suspect that not only might Joseph be involved in the poisoning, he may be a romantic rival for Annie Hunter’s affection.

Danger grows around the friends as the possibility of Joseph being charged with a crime grows. If they can’t find the real reason – and person – responsible for the preacher’s death, then justice may go badly awry, taking Joseph with it.

 

Amazon Review

5 out of 5 stars
“It’s nice to read a book that includes diverse characters, strong women, good dialogue, and a compelling pace and plot line. Too often it seems that reading stories within a genre (historical, western, mystery, some romance) one has to give up on good writing. And if you’re lucky and find a fairly well written book, then it lacks authentic detail or just gets things wrong. This book is the full package. Plus, it’s a fun read with characters who are increasingly becoming like my friends. I not only enjoy knowing them but look forward to spending more time with them, so hopefully there will be many more books to come in this series.”
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Book Two: Deadman’s Daughters

 

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Doc Johnson, friend of siblings Annie and Luke Hunter, is happily, if nervously, awaiting the arrival of his daughter, Caroline. Doc hasn’t seen Caroline since he moved to Fort Laramie four years earlier. When Doc is attacked, Annie and Luke are worried but believe it must be a case of mistaken identity. While caring for Doc, the siblings are shocked when the attacker returns to try and finish him off.
 
As if keeping Doc alive isn’t challenge enough, Luke and Annie’s foster brother, Joseph Peopeo, has unexpected news that threatens to turn their lives upside-down. While the siblings juggle the tribulations they face, their hired hand, Henry Little Light, has his own struggle – trying to keep the ranch running among all the chaos. Henry feels forced to accept help from a neighbor the Hunters do not want to be indebted to. In addition, add a new would-be suitor for Annie and the family has their hands more than full.
 
Once again, the Hunters are involved in a face-off that could have deadly consequences.
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