When Zeke Stanford strikes gold in the heart of Arizona, he is elated. Now he can provide for his Mary and prove to her parents that he’s not the no-good drifter they think him to be.
But when news gets out around town despite his precautions, this blessing soon threatens to turn into a curse—between the claim-jumpers and the Apache and other threats, he’s soon forced to get his hands dirty with blood rather than dirt.
It’s when his Mary shows up nearly unannounced from Santa Rosa that the stakes really ramp up, and Zeke will have to find a way to keep her safe in this Wild West tale of one man’s struggle to have it all.
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About the Author
A 20-year Air Force career, time as a manager at a computer operations company, wife, mother, sister and volunteer, provides a rich background for Connie Cockrell’s story-telling. Cockrell grew up in upstate NY, just outside of Gloversville, NY before she joined the military at age 18. Having lived in Europe, Great Britain, and several places around the United States, she now lives in Payson, AZ with her husband: hiking, gardening, and playing bunko. She writes about whatever comes into her head so her books could be in any genre. She's published fourteen books so far, has been included in five different anthologies and been published on EveryDayStories.com. Connie's always on the lookout for a good story idea. Beware, you may be the next one. She can be found at www.conniesrandomthoughts.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ConniesRandomThoughts or on Twitter at: @ConnieCockrell