The Marshal and The Madam [NOOK Book]

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This is the story of a 45 year old lawman, Rio Henry, and the 25 year old owner of the local bawdy house, Connie Donovan, each of whom, since childhood, have had to overcome the worst that life could throw at them.
Before eventually winding up in the same town, they have separately traveled many different trails, mostly difficult and unpleasant. Their individual stories are told beginning at age 14, in alternating chapters, until their stories ...

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Overview

This is the story of a 45 year old lawman, Rio Henry, and the 25 year old owner of the local bawdy house, Connie Donovan, each of whom, since childhood, have had to overcome the worst that life could throw at them.
Before eventually winding up in the same town, they have separately traveled many different trails, mostly difficult and unpleasant. Their individual stories are told beginning at age 14, in alternating chapters, until their stories eventually merge after they are both established residents of Hidden Creek, Wyoming.
Despite their conflicting occupations, each develops respect, and beyond that, a level of affection for the other. Because of the barriers between them, the affection has gone unstated, and not acted upon by either one. When a gang of five outlaws comes to town intent on killing the marshal, the previous boundaries of their relationship, are out of necessity, torn down. Both Rio and Connie find themselves pushed by the urgency of the moment, to make decisions about where they want the rest of their lives to go.
Authors note: My inspiration for this story came from the old "Gunsmoke" television series. There was so much of the stories about Matt and Kitty that we never saw. What was their lives like before they ended up together in Dodge City? What events in their lives helped forged their character? Where did their relationship go after all those years in Dodge? Did they ever marry and live happily ever after, or, did time take its toll, and each moved on to find a life of their own?
So, I decided to write my own lawman and madam, and fill in the blanks, as I thought they could have been. I hope you like it. It's one of my personal favorites of the books I have written.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044792272
  • Publisher: Mike Poppe
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 756,396
  • File size: 256 KB

Meet the Author

I was born in Rector, Arkansas, a small farming based town in Northeast Arkansas. Later, my parents moved to St. Louis in search of better economic opportunity. At age 16, disallusioned and bored with the “One Size Fits All” educational system, I dropped out in the 10th grade.
Just as soon as I turned 17, I joined the Marine Corps. The education the Corps provided, wasn't always polite and pleasant, but it most certainly was not boring. My four year enlistment included one year in South Vietnam. 7 November, 1965 to 6 November, 1966. At the end of my enlistment, having attained the rank of Sgt E-5, I returned to civilian life.
After nine months as an Industrial Engineering Clerk, I took advantage of an opportunity to move into transportation. For the next 34 years, I was a dispatcher and driver supervisor in the Trucking Industry.
In 2011, the rise in popularity of E-books caught my attention. A life long avid reader, I'd always believed I could write a book, but didn't know how to go about getting it published. The birth of E-Books changed all that. In the fall of 2011, fulfilling a life long dream, I published my first book, The Sparrows Whisper.
Today, my wife, Mary Katherine, and I, live in a small rural town in Southwestern Illinois. With the encouragement of family and friends, I've published a total of 13 novels. The split between my books has been divided pretty evenly between Mysteries and Westerns. Work on number 14, is under way.
For all those that have taken the time to read my books, I appreciate your interest very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Romantic wrstern

    Approx 200 pages. Not bad read for free!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2014

    A western story with some real substance. Definitely recommend

    A western story with some real substance. Definitely recommend this novel.

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  • Posted August 28, 2014

    A truly splendid western.

    A truly splendid western.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    A real old time western, told in a unique and charming way, with

    A real old time western, told in a unique and charming way, with an ending to be remembered. Well done.

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  • Posted September 18, 2013

    Really enjoyed this book!

    Really enjoyed this book!

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  • Posted July 10, 2013

    I highly recommend this book. It is a little bit western, a lit

    I highly recommend this book. It is a little bit western, a little bit romance and a whole lot entertaining! I thoroughly enjoyed every word in this book. This author has shown a wide range of writing, romance, western, suspense and every one better than the one before it. I look forward to more from this author.

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    Posted December 24, 2012

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