Four courageous women, an untamed land, and the daring to embark on an unforgettable adventure.
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“Emma of Crooked Creek”
Emma Hawkins is a dedicated doctor in the little town of Crooked Creek, Montana Territory. Casey Latimer is a wounded soldier in search of a new home and a new beginning. When Casey, battered and bruised, quite literally falls at Emma's feet, she is duty-bound to help him. What happens next is something Emma never expected.
“Hattie of Crooked Creek”
Married three months before the war and now a widow, Harriett McBride can either give up and sell her ranch or fight for the life she and her husband came west to build. With the help of a friend and a stranger, she must stop the one who threatens all she holds dear. When Hattie is faced with an unexpected choice, will she bury her heart on the battlefield forever or find a way to love again?
“Briley of Crooked Creek”
Far from home and with no family left, Briley Donaghue answers an advertisement from a rancher seeking a wife in Montana Territory. She arrives in Crooked Creek to find an empty cabin, a letter from her fiancé, and too many unanswered questions. Alone and uncertain, Briley forges a new life in an unfamiliar land.
“Clara of Crooked Creek”
No longer willing to allow society’s opinion to influence her life, Clara Stowe sought a change, and what better place than the frontier. With her young daughter by her side, she embarks on an unexpected undertaking to the Montana Territory. With grit and determination, they arrive in Crooked Creek to shape the life Clara had always dreamed of and honor the memory of the one they lost.
The war is over between the North and the South, but the battles at home are just beginning. If you love stories of bravery and courage with unforgettable women and the men they love, you'll enjoy The Women of Crooked Creek. There's more to come from the extraordinary characters of Crooked Creek.
Publisher: Packsaddle Press
Paperback: 186 pages
Genre: Western Short Stories
Released: March 5, 2016
Content Rating: Clean and Wholesome
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A little background on Crooked Creek . . .
“Emma of Crooked Creek” was originally written for a short story contest, but while writing it, I realized that I had the makings of a new series that I very much wanted to write. Set in post-Civil War Montana Territory, the characters, time period, and setting came alive, and I'm looking forward to adding to this collection over time.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these glimpses into the lives of the characters who live in this unique Montana town. There will be at least two full-length novels, one of which will be a Christmas novel, and another an exciting battle-and-romance-filled western adventure.
All of the delightful characters from this collection will return in the next books with Clara as one of the main characters in the first novel.
I invite you to follow along at my journal (www.mkmcclintock.com/journal) or blog (you're already here) where I post updates about my books and future releases.