Jessie Hodges just moved to a ranch that is deep in the heart of Texas where a cattle rustling ring is stealing the cattle. A Texas Ranger is set on stopping it and that means guns. Even though his uniform is only a white shirt and big hat, the Ranger falls into the lawman category and the thought of men in uniforms makes her skin crawl. Her aversion is only a minor problem next to a burned house and barn, purposely set for a reason as mysterious as the man who acts the part of a Ranger but doesn’t wear the badge.
Kathy May Davies was born in Marfa, Texas, raised in El Paso and has lived in the panhandle area for over thirty years. Surrounded by West Texas cotton fields, the view from her back window is a vast as the state itself. It's the perfect place to dream up stories of adventure, mystery, intrigue and romance with settings in neighboring western states. Add in family, friends, work and travel and life is like pistachios from Alamogordo, chewy caramel pralines from Lamesa, green chilies from Hatch, sausage from Klemke's and Slaton Bakery thumbprint cookies. What could be better!
Books by Kathy May Davies
Taxi driver and student, Lee, finds herself in a predicament that could be sinister - in the same house with an unusually large man and another who wears dark glasses, black clothes and has a scar on his face that very probably runs the length of his torso. She can only guess, of course, but the ragged line is fresh. And then the lights go out. Driving the streets of San Antonio, Texas might be safer than being with her two new acquaintances who are mysterious and close-mouthed about a briefcase she tries to deliver.
The Summer I Held The Chisel is told by Daisy Ryals, a young girl who relates the accounts of one summer in her life. The majority of the names, places and events are real. Conversations are created in order to make the book an adventure instead of a nonfiction account. It is historical fiction, looking through a window into the Depression age when harvesting dinosaur tracks was viewed as a way to obtain money for basic items like shoes and winter coats for a family of eight.
This is the first book in the Series: The Brothers and Beck Steel. Bruno Youngblood, a native American wilderness guide and survival expert, is haunted by a faceless apparition of a lovely woman for two years before he finds her, bitter and living in a cloud of pain pills. Bruno knows his fate is the long-legged wounded woman - he only needs to find a way to make her feel the same. He keeps her in his mountains to heal her spirit and hopes the muscles in her arm follow suit.
Lara Hanson discovers New Mexico is not New York City as her sports car is stuck up to its hubcaps in mud on a rainy night in the middle of nowhere: no taxi, no tow truck, no cell phone service. But the situation worsens as she faces a wall of roaring chocolate water tumbling through Cherry Creek Gully towards her! It was the first mistake made by the pregnant woman who chooses to leave the big city to make a home for herself and her child on a small inherited ranch in The Land of Enchantment.