Usually Cody Cambres had to do ranch work alone in the winter. However, he had a standing order with an employment agency for an employee. One winter he was surprised to get a call saying a man would be on the bus that evening. Alan told Cody that he wanted a job and a warm place to sleep instead of living outdoors as a homeless man. Alan had refused to stay in any mission shelter because of life experiences involving religion. He does enjoy ranch work. In the spring Cody and Alan are checking cows and the calves born that spring when a bullet hits Alan. Later a bullet from the same rifle kills Cody’s best horse. Fire begins on Cody’s ranch and spreads. Aimi’s house burns down and Aimi’s husband is murdered by a bullet from the same rifle. Alan helps both Cody and Aimi with ranch work.
About the author:
Jeanne Ann off has a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and a Bible College degree from Faith Bible Institute. She also took a writing course from the Institute of Children’s Literature. She’s married to her wonderful husband Don Off, and they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in 2016. Both of them grew up on Western Colorado cattle ranches.$12.99–$25.99
Protagonist Ty Grenshaw has lived on the Cal Grayson cattle ranch all of his 18 years. He works there as a ranch cowboy. His girlfriend, Patti Dileo, works for the Gully Real Estate Co. She hopes to sell a ranch to antagonist Skeet whom she met when returning to the small town of Gully after visiting her parents. The story takes them to a restaurant when Sonny Calhoun is murdered there. As the story progresses, Ty suspects cattle rustlers, finds a late calf, chases the trailer that might contain the bull that sired the calf, out of curiosity gets on the “wrong train” and from there becomes a kidnapped hostage. The story continues with escape, anger from his boss, the cattle auction where the antagonist buys cattle, a young girl living in the forest who is discovered by Ty and Patti, a court case where Ty is a witness and a tragedy.$2.99–$12.99
Tomar El Oro, the stakes winning three-year-old American Quarter Horse stallion favored to win the race, unexpectedly lost miserably. Having overheard a conversation that suggested bribery, Kelsey Kelley wondered if her best friend’s father, Eustacio Rios, was bribed to lose.
While Kelsey searched for clues, her father, who had deserted his family, arrived wanting to make amends, much to Kelsey’s disgust. Kelsey learned to accept both disappointment and success as she was caught by the intrigue and personal danger, while dealing Pete Kelley’s sudden new involvement in her life.$2.99–$27.99