Wings of the West Book 1
by Kristy McCaffrey
Genre: Historical Romance
Captured by Comanche as a child, Molly Hart was assumed dead. Ten years later, Texas Ranger Matt Ryan finds a woman with the same blue eyes.
Ten years have passed since Molly Hart’s ranch was attacked, her folks murdered and she was abducted. Now, at nineteen, she’s finally returning home to North Texas after spending the remainder of her childhood with a tribe of Kwahadi Comanche. What she finds is a deserted home coated with dust and the passage of time, the chilling discovery of her own gravesite, and the presence of a man she thought never to see again.
Matt Ryan is pushed by a restless wind to the broken-down remains of the Hart ranch. Recently recovered from an imprisonment that nearly ended his life, the drive for truth and fairness has all but abandoned him. For ten years he faithfully served the U.S. Army and the Texas Rangers, seeking justice for the brutal murder of a little girl, only to find closure and healing beyond his grasp. Returning to the place where it all began, he’s stunned to encounter a woman with the same blue eyes as the child he can’t put out of his mind.
A steamy historical western romance set in 1877 Texas.
2003 CAPA WINNER The Romance Studio ~ Best New Author Traditional
2004 Holt Medallion FINALIST ~ Best First Book
2004 Texas Gold FINALIST ~ Historical Category
A powerfully moving love story wrought with adventure! After her family was brutally murdered and living as a captive with Indians for ten years, Molly makes her way home to reconcile her past. Surprisingly, she reconnects with Matt, who was an idolized ranchand for her family when she was a child. Matt has spent the last ten years mourning the Hart family and the child he couldn't save, Molly, by seeking redemption becoming a ranger and enlisting in the army to seek justice. At fist unbelieving of her claims to be Molly, Matt finally sees the truth and sets out to investigate how her family was murdered and why. Deeply buried secrets are revealed and unexpected people are drawn into the invetigation as more details are uncovered. Meanwhile, Matt and Molly must deal with their strong attraction to each other with each feeling like the other can't possible feel the same way. Wrought with sweet, tentative love, breathtaking action, deeply shocking secrets and quite a few fun times that had me smiling with pleasure, this book had it all! I thoroughly enjoyed this heart gripping adventure into the old west and found myself quite unable to put the book down! Masterfully written, the details, places and people are completely believable and really touched my heart!
Wings of the West Book 2
Reunited with Logan Ryan on the steps of the White Dove Saloon, Claire Waters hides under the guise of a fancy girl...and lets the ex-deputy believe the worst.
Disappointment hits ex-deputy Logan Ryan hard when he finds Claire Waters in the midst of a bustling Santa Fe Trail town. The woman he remembers is gone—in her place is a working girl with enticing curves and a load of trouble. As a web of deceit entangles them with men both desperate and dangerous, Logan tries to protect Claire, unaware his own past poses the greatest threat.
Plagued by shame all her life, Claire is stunned when Logan catches her on the doorstep of The White Dove Saloon dressed as a prostitute. She lets him believe the worst, but with her mama missing and the fancy girls deserting the place, she's hard-pressed to refuse his offer of help. As she embarks on a journey that will unravel the fabric of her life, one thing becomes clear—opening her heart may be the most dangerous proposition of all.
A steamy historical western romance set in 1877 New Mexico Territory.
A beautifully written love story that had my heart fluttering! While it can easily be read as a standalone, the book ties into the first with characters that we were introduced to in The Wren. For this book, we journey with Logan, Matt's brother as he stops in to check on Molly's friend Claire on his way through. When he finds her dressed provocatively and dwelling in a run down brothel, he assumes the worst, yet decides to look past that to the fragile young girl he encountered back at the Ryan ranch a few months ago. Claire is actually quite innocent in the ways of the world, despite growing up in a brothel and has grown up becoming strong and independent. After her mother and younger brother go missing during her absence, she sets out by herself to discover their whereabouts. Logan tags along to protect her with her grudging acceptance. As they discover details of where her family is, sordid details about the beating she endured in the past come to surface, as well as some intriguing secrets about a treasure in the hills. With tons of breathtaking action and adventure with some villains that you just love to hate, this story was absolutely gripping! As both Logan and Claire battle their growing feelings for each other, a beautifully touching love story emerges that set my heart aflutter! I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping and passionate western adventure and found myself quite immersed into the intricate details the author put into everything!
Wings of the West Book 3
In Grand Canyon, Emma Hart braves the unknown and the sudden appearance of Texas Ranger Nathan Blackmore.
In 1877, Emma Hart comes to Grand Canyon—a wild, rugged, and, until recently, undiscovered area. Plagued by visions and gifted with a second sight, she searches for answers about the tragedy of her past, the betrayal of her present, and an elusive future that echoes through her very soul. Joined by her power animal Sparrow, she ventures into the depths of Hopi folklore, forced to confront an evil that has lived through the ages.
Texas Ranger Nathan Blackmore tracks Emma Hart to the Colorado River, stunned by her determination to ride a wooden dory along its course. But in a place where the ripples of time run deep, he’ll be faced with a choice. He must accept the unseen realm, the world beside this world, that he turned away from years ago, or risk losing the woman he has come to love more than life itself.
A steamy historical western romance set in 1877 Arizona Territory.
An absolutely thrilling adventure wrought with love, spirituality and intense action! After hearing young Emma ran away for adventure, Nathan sets out to find her and ensure she is safe as a favor to the Ryan and Hart families. When he's forced to abandon his horse during a shootout, he struggles his way aboard a wooden dory as Emma journeys alone down the Grand Canyon. With some quite hilarious headbutting, Emma finally accepts Nathan will be her escort as danger dogs her journey down the river. An element of psychic spirituality surfaces as it comes to be known that Emma "sees" things sometimes and Nathan, at first skeptical, finds himself gruffly accepting her abilities after a few incidents occur. As the sexual tension between them grows, they must deal with a sinister badman trying to capture her for himself, as well as Hopi Indian legends and mythology intertwining into their journey. With tons of breathtaking action and thrilling suspenseful adventure, some truly majestic and mysterious visions, and powerful and intense love blooming, this story gripped me from the very beginning and immersed me until the very end! Absolutely stunning!
Wings of the West Book 4
Haunted by a deadly attack, Tess Carlisle turns to bounty hunter Cale Walker to find her missing padre. But in the land of the Apache, can he free her heart?
Bounty hunter Cale Walker arrives in Tucson to search for J. Howard “Hank” Carlisle at the request of his daughter, Tess. Hank mentored Cale before a falling out divided them and a mountain lion attack left Cale nearly dead. Rescued by a band of Nednai Apache, his wounds were considered a powerful omen and he was taught the ways of a di-yin, or a medicine man. To locate Hank, Cale must enter the Dragoon Mountains, straddling two worlds that no longer fit. But he has an even bigger problem—finding a way into the heart of a young woman determined to live life as a bystander.
For two years, Tess Carlisle has tried to heal the mental and physical wounds of a deadly assault by one of her papá’s men. Continuing the traditions of her Mexican heritage, she has honed her skills as a cuentista, a storyteller and a Keeper of the Old Ways. But with no contact from her father since the attack, she fears the worst. Tess knows that to reenter Hank Carlisle’s world is a dangerous endeavor, and her only hope is Cale Walker, a man unlike any she has ever known. Determined to make a journey that could lead straight into the path of her attacker, she hardens her resolve along with her heart. But Cale makes her yearn for something she vowed she never would—love.
A steamy historical western romance set in 1877 Arizona Territory.
A thrilling adventure wrought with gripping suspense and tentative love. After being requested to find his old partner Hank, by her daughter Tess, Cale journeys to Tucson. He encounters Tess, who is physically and emotionally scarred after an encounter with another one of her father's partners. Determined to leave her behind while he finds her father, she is also determined to have a hand in the adventure herself. He grudgingly lets her come along for the journey and attempts to teach her how to heal, both physically and emotionally. With quite a colorful cast of characters that they encounter, the action is nonstop and the thrills are plentiful as buried secrets are uncovered and they try to evade danger coming at them from several different angles. Amidst the danger and thrills, they must also battle their growing feelings for each other as Tess begins to heal in more ways than one. With beautiful descriptions, and gripping adventure, I was completely ensnared by this stunning tale!
Wings of the West Book 5
Molly Rose Simms arrives in Colorado to meet her brother, but instead finds herself searching for the mythical Bluebird mining claim with a man known as The Jackal.
Molly Rose Simms departs the Arizona Territory, eager for adventure, and travels to Colorado to visit her brother. Robert left two years ago to make his fortune in the booming silver town of Creede, and now Molly Rose hopes to convince him to accompany her to San Francisco, New York City, or even Europe. But Robert is nowhere to be found. All Molly Rose finds is his partner, a mysterious man known as The Jackal.
Jake McKenna has traveled the bustling streets of Istanbul, exotic ports in China, and the deserts of Morocco. His restless desire to explore has been the only constant in his life. When his search for the elusive and mythical Bluebird mining claim lands him a new partner, he must decide how far he’ll go to protect the stunning young woman who’s clearly in over her head. A home and hearth has never been on The Jackal’s agenda, but Molly Rose Simms is about to change his world in every conceivable way.
A sensuous historical western romance set in 1892 Colorado.
An absolutely gripping new addition to the series! While the first 4 books were closely connected with the characters, this book is set a few years later after young Molly Rose has grown up. She arrives in Colorado to visit her brother, only to find he has disappears. While trying to uncover details about his absence, his old partner and friend, Jake the "Jackal" decides to step in and protect her. With breathtaking adventures into the mountains to search out a mythical lode, they must deal with murder, betrayal, blackmail and a harrowing race to be the first to stake a claim on the mythical lode. Meanwhile, they must also deal with their budding attraction as Molly Rose discovers love and Jake finds himself wishing to settle down for the first time. He has quite a challenge as Molly Rose is intent on living a life of adventure. With quite a few villainous characters and miners that truly have gold fever, this book was absolutely packed with adventure and action that left me breathless at times an had my heart fluttering with the intense romance wrought throughout. I was completely ensnared with this amazing book and found myself quite unable to put it down!
As a child, Kristy McCaffrey frequently narrated to herself. It soon became apparent that she had an affinity for this writing thing. Raised on a steady diet of sci-fi/fantasy and tales of King Arthur, she transferred this love of mythic storytelling to penning western romances once she decided, at long last, to pay attention to her natural inclinations. Educated as an engineer, she swiftly gave that up to be a stay-at-home mom and aspiring author. She and her husband live in the Arizona desert, where their four children are in varying stages of flying the nest. A great love of travel frequently ends up on her blog, along with attempts at humor. This is often at the expense of her kids, which has led them to proclaim, "We will no longer read your blog, Mom." They also refuse to follow her on Twitter. Kristy believes life should be lived with curiosity, compassion, and gratitude, and one should never be far from the enthusiasm of a dog. She also likes sleeping-in, eating Mexican food, and doing yoga at home in her pajamas.