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 Bluebird: Book 5
Echo of the Plains: Short Novella, Book 5.5
Really nice story
It was kinda hard to get into this book at first. It felt like the author had a great idea and storyline path, but it was difficult to follow for a little while. After a little rough start though I really got into it. I enjoyed the characters and couldn’t stop reading until I finished the whole book. Very sweet tale and engaging story. I do hope that poor Lizzie finds her happy ending too at some point.
A new guilty pleasure
Trigger warnings: attempted rape, sexual assault, pedophilia
This book has a lot of flaws, but it’s definitely one of my new guilty pleasures. The author has a way of writing that is both beautiful and keeps you on your toes throughout the whole story.
The cover for this book is a little misleading. I was worried that this book was going to be an erotica, but it’s actually more of a mystery or action book mixed with romance. It makes for a good combination that works out really well. However, some of the romance parts did make me really uncomfortable. Some of the body descriptions at first were so sexual that they made me cringe and the sex scene was so graphic that I could barely read that chapter.
The major issue I had with this book was the depiction of the Native Americans. They were referred to as “Indians” in the book and maybe that was just to reflect the character’s thoughts at the time, but saying Indians instead of Native Americans is one of my biggest pet peeves. The trope of Native Americans capturing white people is also so overdone.
The amount of hardship in this book is how I imagine life really was at this time in history. Lots of characters, some enchanting & others the author effectively made me dislike.