Fresh out of a Pennsylvania penitentiary armed with a marketing degree, Kate Neilson heads to Wyoming anticipating an anonymous new beginning as a guest-ranch employee. A typical twenty-five-year-old woman might be looking to lasso a cowboy, but her only desire is to get on with life on the outside—despite her growing interest in the ranch owner. When she discovers a violent ex-lover followed her west, she fears the past she hoped to hide will imprison her once again.
“Winds of Wyoming is an uplifting story and charming romance with the authentic flavor of life on a Wyoming guest ranch and an unforgettable heroine whom you love cheering for, showing beautifully that God does give us second chances. Rebecca Carey Lyles has produced a winner with her very first novel.”
—Donna Fletcher Crow, author of “A Darkly Hidden Truth,”
The Monastery Murders 2, and the Lord Danvers Mystery Series
“As someone who does not usually read fiction, let alone romantic fiction, I found Winds of Wyoming an engaging read. I especially enjoyed how the author turned the dynamic of ‘bad boy rescued by angelic good girl’ so often found in films and fiction on its head. The characterizations were very well drawn, especially the vile Ramsey and the irrepressible Dymple. I can see this as a film, perhaps a made-for-television movie.”
—Jim K., Wyoming native
"Though Rebecca Carey Lyles knows how to mix suspense with the perfect amounts of warmth and humor, I found that the flaws in her characters were really what drew me in. Winds of Wyoming is the kind of book that gets readers hooked and asking for more."
—Angela Ruth Strong, author of “Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho” and
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“Winds of Wyoming is a fresh, contemporary love story, not sanitized or theme-parked, but one that takes place on the rugged Wyoming plains. Lyles conjures pictures of dusty trails, high mountain peaks, sagebrush and prairie flowers, as well as buffalo and horses. Gripping and compelling, the author's gift of making characters come alive kept me up late turning pages. As fine a story as you will find anywhere.”
—Peter Leavell, contributor to “Intrigue: Suspense Stories” and creator/editor of
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“Winds of Wyoming is a solid read from start to finish, portraying realistic characters with realistic struggles in an authentic western setting. The author’s skillful portrait of Kate Neilson's riveting journey through the depths of despair, painful personal change, imminent danger, a troubled love relationship and her struggle to triumph over evil leaves the reader hoping the sequel will follow soon!”
—Patricia Watkins, educator and periodical author
“In the spirit of Dee Henderson’s O’Malley series, new novelist Rebecca Carey Lyles introduces Kate Neilson, a troubled soul on a collision course with herself and truth. Join Kate as she meets Dymple Forbes and the other residents of the small mountaintop community of Copperville, Wyoming. With deeply complex characters and a rich setting that draws you in and makes you want to walk along alpine trails and breathe in the fresh mountain air, Winds of Wyoming is a gentle guide on a heartwarming trip through repentance, forgiveness and the acceptance of God’s grace … even when the one you need to forgive is yourself.”
Ray Ellis, Author of N.H.I. (No Humans Involved), D.R.T. (Dead Right There),
I.A.I. (Internal Affairs Investigation) due in spring of 2012
Debut novelist Rebecca Carey Lyles grew up in Wyoming. Currently, she and her husband, Steve, live in the neighboring state of Idaho. She enjoys the creativity and beauty that abound throughout her adopted state as well as opportunities to hike, camp and cross-country ski in the midst of God’s grandeur.