A cowgirl’s search for love and family. An old man’s quest to seek justice. They make a journey that exposes lies and betrayal. Will the truth be too hard for either to bear? It’s 1991. Reba Cahill loves ranching with Grandma Pearl in north central Idaho. But there’s a lot of work and only two of them. Can she find a man worthy of her attentions and strong enough to help her run the ranch? She finds few prospects in the small town of Road’s End. But Reba is also missing something else: her mother. Deserted by her at three-years-old and never knowing her dad, she feels a sense of longing and loss. And bitterness. When elderly, quirky Road’s End citizen Maidie Fortress dies, Uncle Seth presents Reba Cahill with an expensive piece of jewelry that turns Reba’s world upside down. She is thrust into a journey with Seth that exposes dark family secrets and two cold case murders. The evidence leads her down unexpected paths and towards unsuspected admirers. Will the facts also ruin all hope for romance?
About the Author
Janet Chester Bly is the widow of award-winning western author Stephen Bly. She has authored and co-authored with Stephen 32 contemporary and historical fiction and inspirational and family-themed nonfiction books. He also published 100 books of his own. She and her three sons—Russell, Michael and Aaron--completed her late husband’s last novel, Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot. The story of that family project can be find on her website blog under the series topic “Finishing Dad’s Novel”: http://www.BlyBooks.com/blog/.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fans of westerns, complete with wild horses, small dusty towns, quirky characters, epic road trips, action and mystery, will probably really enjoy this tale. It's helpful to read the book synopsis beforehand to get a jump start on who's who. There are a lot of characters thrown together in the beginning, and it can be a little confusing at first. Once the story really gets moving though, the main characters clearly standout, and the mystery picks up. Keep reading--hang on through the twists and turns--it all makes sense in the end. The vivid descriptions of life on a ranch and the beautiful scenery along the way really enhance the tale. Interesting start to a new series and solo debut by Janet Bly.