The Wren

Wings of the West

Book 1
K. McCaffrey LLC
196

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.

“A rousing, spicy story of long lost love in the gritty Old West. The Wren will make your pulse flutter and your heart sing.” —Ann Charles, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Award-winning Deadwood Mystery Series

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

“…McCaffrey’s mastery of setting and historic details gives this western gritty realism.” ~ RT Book Reviews

“…a heart wrenchingly emotional story…” ~ Coffeetime Romance

“The main characters were well matched and the secondary characters were just as good. Don’t miss this incredible read in what is sure to be a great series to follow.” ~ The Romance Studio

“Handsome, rugged heroes, strong heroines and a super storyline make The Wren a keeper.” ~ The Best Reviews

“…well written…captivated me from the first line to the poignant last.” ~ Novelspot

Don’t miss all the books in the series~

The Wren: Book 1

The Dove: Book 2

The Sparrow: Book 3

The Blackbird: Book 4

The Shiny Penny: Short Story, Book 4.1 (available exclusively to newsletter subscribers)

Song Of The Wren: Short Novella, Book 4.2 (available exclusively to newsletter subscribers)

The Bluebird: Book 5

Echo of the Plains: Short Novella, Book 5.5

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About the author

Kristy McCaffrey has been writing since she was very young, but it wasn't until she was a stay-at-home mom that she considered becoming published. She's the author of several historical western romances, all set in the American southwest. She lives in the Arizona desert with her husband, two chocolate labs, and whichever of their four teenaged children happen to be in residence. She loves to travel and frequently blogs about her adventures.

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Publisher
K. McCaffrey LLC
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Published on
Sep 22, 2014
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Pages
326
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ISBN
9780997665123
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Westerns
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Eligible for Family Library

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2012 Winter Rose WINNER ~ Excellence in Romantic Fiction, Historical Division

 

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Don’t miss all the books in the series~

The Wren: Book 1

The Dove: Book 2

The Sparrow: Book 3

The Blackbird: Book 4

The Shiny Penny: Short Story, Book 4.1 (available exclusively to newsletter subscribers)

Song Of The Wren: Short Novella, Book 4.2 (available exclusively to newsletter subscribers)

The Bluebird: Book 5

Echo of the Plains: Short Novella, Book 5.5

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