Willa Cather Literary Award Finalist in Historical Fiction
Best-selling Western historical e-book.
Gabriella Devere was a love-struck teenage girl when she first met gunfighter Jess McLowry, but she grew up quickly when her family was murdered by a gang of outlaws. Now, "Gabe" wants vengeance, and vows to make each outlaw pay for the crime.
Jess McLowry left his war-torn Southern home to head West, where he hired out his gun. When he learns what happened to Gabriella's family, and what she plans, he knows a young woman like her will have no chance against the outlaws, and vows to save her the way he couldn't save his own family. But the price of vengeance is high and Gabriella's willingness to sacrifice everything ultimately leads to the book's deadly and startling conclusion.
This is a harsh and gritty tale of the old West, somewhat reminiscent of Charles Portis' True Grit or Nancy Turner's These is My Words.
"Compelling, thrilling, entertaining"
"The story is about horrible acts against human beings, secrets that will hurt no matter what path the guy takes but he's determined to do the right thing. It costs him."
"Captures your heart and your mind."
"What a great book!!! I couldn't put it down!!!"
"Never has a setting more captivated me than it did in this book. I could see it all, the desert, the wild towns."