In May of 1880, Becky Campbell leaves her wealthy New York lifestyle in search of her father, only to learn he was murdered in the small town of Silver Valley, Colorado. Unable to return to her mother in humiliation and defeat, she determines to fulfill her father’s dream—to make the Double Jeopardy profitable. Zeke Graumann, a local rancher, is faced with a hard decision regarding his land and his dream. After several years of poor weather and low cattle prices, he will either have to take on a job to help pay his overhead expenses, or sell his land. He hires on with this Easterner for two reasons: he can’t turn his back on a damsel in distress. And he needs the money. Becky isn’t certain Zeke is all he claims to be, and after a series of accidents at her mine, wonders if he isn’t behind it, trying to get her to sell out so he can take over. Zeke finds many of Becky’s qualities admirable and fears he’s losing his heart to her charms, but also recognizes she was never cut out to be a rancher’s wife. Can Becky overcome her mistrust of Zeke, find her father’s killer, and turn her mine into a profitable venture—before her mother arrives in town, thinking she’s coming for her daughter’s wedding? And will Zeke be forced to give up his dream and lose his land in order to win Becky’s heart?
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Coming from Smitten Publishing January 2020 -- Double Jeopardy
A city girl from New York travels to Silver Valley, Colorado, to join her adventure-loving father and help him work his mine, only to discover he's been murdered and now she must buy back his mine if she wants to continue. A local cowboy needs work to buy water rights because of a drought, so he decides to work with her. Can the two agree on anything concerning the mine, her father's murder, and their growing feelings for each other? And will the killer silence them before they learn the truth?
Florida Detective series
Subterfuge opens in 1882 with Emma Winthrop running away from her abusive husband in Boston. Gilbert George, a Pinkerton's detective, hired by the husband to locate and return her, follows her to Indian Rocks, Florida. Join this unlikely pair as they take on an embezzler and survive a challenge to a gun duel.
Collusion, the second book in the series, opens when Miss Victoria visits Emma and Gilbert to celebrate their wedding, she decides to move to Indian Rocks to set up a boardinghouse, however, the saloon owner doesn’t want any competition, and threatens both her peace of mind and her well-being.
In Resolve, Emma and Gilbert investigate a series of baby-nappings in the area, and when their own newborn disappears, the investigation becomes more personal.
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