Angel Ramirez is tired of living a lie. But can she live like a lady?
On the run from a dangerous outlaw, Angel works her way across several states disguised as a boy and working as a varmint tracker and horse wrangler. After taking a job on a Wyoming ranch owned by a bachelor and his widowed sister, she finally reveals her true identity and must fight to prove her worth as a ranch hand while somehow discovering her role as woman.
Hiring a woman doesn’t sit well with Travis Morgan, and the dark-haired beauty is causing a ruckus among his cowboys. Just as Angel decides she’ll never be able to please her boss, an unexpected surprise arrives from across the ocean and makes trouble on the ranch. Will Angel leave with the person who’s come so far to claim her?
Published by Summerside Press
Available August 2011
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Miralee and her husband Allen have been married almost 40 yrs. They live on 11 acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where they love to garden, play with their dogs, take walks, and go sailing. Miralee also rides her horse on the wooded trails near their home with her grown daughter who lives nearby. She’s an avid reader and has a large collection of first edition Zane Grey books, which inspired her desire to write fiction set in the Old West. When she started writing fiction Miralee believed that she’d always stay with women’s contemporary, but has since branched out to historical romance. Her first two books were women’s contemporary with Kregel Publications, The Other Daughter, and Finding Jeena.
Miralee serves as president of the Portland, Oregon, chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and belongs to a number of writer’s groups. She speaks at women’s groups, libraries, and churches about her writing journey, and has taught a both writers and library conferences.
Angel Ramirez has been raised and protected by her uncle since the death of her parents when she was a small child. But now since she has become a young woman he is not able to protect her. Her uncle runs with cattle rustlers and there is a bad mad man that is determined to make Angel his property. Angel leaves her uncle protection to get away from this mad man and she takes on a new identity, that of a man. She now is Angelo De Luca and she is a tracker and ranch hand with a good reputation for the work she does. Angel aka Angelo moves from ranch to ranch as a tracker and no one suspects she is a woman.
Travis Morgan has a ranch in Sundance, Wyoming and is in need of a good tracker to track down wolves that are killing off his calves. He heard about a tracker that works for a local rancher. Angelo Ramirez comes highly recommend with a good reputation as a tracker. Travis has sent word to the Ramirez offering him a job on his ranch. But when the tracker arrives it is a beautiful woman, Angel Deluca Ramirez claiming to be Angelo Ramirez.
Angela argues her case that just because she is a woman doesn't mean she can't do the same job she has been doing as Angelo the man. Travis agrees to let her prove she can do the job.
Where will she bunk? Can Travis really expect this beautiful woman to do a man's job?
I admired Angel's tenacity. She let pride get in the way of God's plan. This is a woman that has taken care of herself for so long it's hard for her to trust anyone even God. The author gave this woman courage to be herself and to persevere. If she can only trust God.
The author has written a wonderful story full of intrigue, deception, forgiveness, and romance. Most importantly trust and faith in God.
I highly recommend this book.
I rated this book a 5 out of 5
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