It’s 1874 and Shannon Cook claws her way out of a Missouri mud coffin. One man has just left with practically everything. Another plans to take the rest... and the townspeople are standing by to cheer him on. When the town’s newest resident befriends her, Shannon is suspicious. The clock ticking and the bank about to seize her land, Shannon accepts assistance from her mysterious new friend. Soon after, her benefactor turns up dead and Shannon uncovers secrets that make her more determined than ever to keep what’s hers. The novel, best described as Gone with the Wind meets True Grit, will appeal to historical romance enthusiasts as well as western genre aficionados.
About D.B. Woodling (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
An author for nearly two decades, D.B. Woodling admits a penchant for mystery thrillers, but refuses to limit her writing to one particular niche. Other genres of interest include historical fiction, young adult fiction, and paranormal fiction, but Woodling also finds writing the biography of one of the first female US Navy Captains very appealing. “I specifically enjoy the research involved, particularly when writing historical fiction, though detective mysteries require a great deal of investigation, a very precise skill set. Young adult fiction demands convincing recall of an earlier point in one’s life, an ability to reconnect with youth.”
Prior to becoming a writer, she was one of the most celebrated entertainers in the Midwest and currently resides in Missouri with her husband, who often resents Detective Mike Malone (the protagonist in Write Off and Final Claim) and has always held a grudge against Luke Richards (the hero in Shannon’s Land and Shannon’s Revenge). Woodling is currently hard at work on the final book of the Detective Mike Malone Trilogy and is hopeful for a Spring 2018 release. The author invites you to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.