Comes an Outlaw, Book 1
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When a tragic accident claims her husband's life, Jesse Santos must find a way to keep the ranch, the only home her 12 year old son has ever known. The ranch hands have abandoned her, a gang of cutthroat ranchers want her land and an ancient Yaqui Indian insists a spirit has taken up residence in the house.
After a fifteen year absence, her husband's brother, Coy, returns to his childhood home. He doesn't plan on staying, and he certainly doesn't intend to settle down with a widow and her son…no matter how pretty she is.
He's an outlaw, after all, and made a decision to put an end to his gun-slinging days long ago. Will his conscience let him walk away from family, or will his heart overrule his head?
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Praise for Comes An Outlaw
"I loved all the components of this story. The Indian lore was probably my favorite though."
"The storyline is brilliant. This novella has many twists and turns. A page turner."
"Diablo has created a set of compelling characters. Jesse captures the essence of the time, when women had very few options, and even fewer good ones."
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Jesse Santos has lost her husband to an accident. Her 12 year old son, Grange is helping run the farm. Times are hard as some brothers are stealing her cattle. She needs those to help them through winter. The land is hard for a woman to work it and her late husbands sprit tells her help is coming.
Coy has been gone for years. He decides to stop by the ranch on his way to Utah. He is shocked to hear his parents and older brother are gone. He tells Jesse he will stay for a short while and then leaving.
Can she convince Coy to stay a while longer and help her with the cattle or will he ride on out? Can his past change her mind?
The writing will have the reader turning the pages. The time period is the perfect setting for a widow trying to make it with her son. Both characters can hold your attention with Coy not wanting to settle down and Jesse now wanting to leave. The author does a wonderful job with twists to keep the story interesting. This is a story of hope, romance, paranormal and second changes. I love Fetch and Grange they made the story sweeter.