A widow finds love. A soldier seeks redemption. A murderous bandit with the power to destroy them both.
A young widow starting over nearly dies on the perilous, winding road to Tucson, Arizona in 1876. An accident turns out to be a cover-up for a heinous crime at the hand of a murderous bandit. Robbed and left for dead, all that remains for RuthAnne Newcomb is her faith, and the talents God gave her. She needs both to endure the handsome, vengeful cavalry captain who saved her life.
Captain Bowen Shepherd offers aid in exchange for information leading to the criminal's capture. El Tejano, as the bandit is known, is bound to strike again and RuthAnne is the only living witness to his crimes. Left with nothing but her savvy and unwavering faith, RuthAnne is forced to return to the scene and help with the intolerable soldier’s quest.
Already, the criminal is after the lone witness who can destroy him. Bowen and RuthAnne must risk everything to unmask the bandit once and for all, before he can strike again at the one who cost him the most. Will their newfound love, or their lives, be the cost of bringing a murderer to justice?
...is an inspirational, historical romance novelist. A graduate of the University of Arizona, with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Archaeology/Anthropology, Ashley worked throughout the Southwest until she fled for the California coast!
She currently makes her home in Southwestern California wine country with her husband, two daughters, and dog.
Her first novel, All or Nothing, will be published September, 2009.
Look for her novella, By Another Name, April 11, 2009 on The Wild Rose Press.