I am fascinated by the Southwest history that is filled with stories of strong and brave heroines, women who rolled up their sleeves and did what was necessary to make it.
Women tended the kitchen, the livestock, and the kids. They ran ranches, businesses and towns. And so do my contemporary heroines in Under the Desert Sky and Under the Desert Moon. Lacy and Annie are friends helping friends, even as their well-intentioned lives sometimes fringe the law.
Under the Desert Sky pays tribute to those Arizona families who struggle in boom or bust western mining towns. Lacy sees a job that needs doing and steps up to do it. Being a small-town mayor is not her first career choice, but she grows into the job. She hires the hero to rebuild her town. And against his free-wheeling spirit, Holt discovers new passions for settling down. Sometimes refurbishing the past can enhance the future.
In Under the Desert Moon, Annie bravely carries on the tradition of running her family apple farm. It’s not an easy job in Arizona, so hiring migrant workers is often the way it works for all. She finds herself south of the law but is determined to do the right thing. Brett is a man with his own traditions to uphold, and he has a badge to prove it. In this ageless story, a clash of traditions threatens their love. So, who will be the winner?
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