Four Novellas about the Kasota Springs Rodeo
All of these stories are loosely connected through the location ? Kasota Springs, Texas. It?s July and the annual rodeo is about to start.
?SILENT PARTNER? ? Jodi Thomas. Rowdy Darnell is trouble; he?s just finished a 5-year stint in prison. He has $12 in his pocket and no prospects. Laurel Hayes has been living in another kind of prison ? gilded to be sure ? put she is a prisoner at home and her father?s bookkeeper. She wants out.
Laurel decides to bank Rowdy to the only money she has ? so he can win the rodeo and they can split the money and cattle.
?LUCK OF THE DRAW? by DeWanna Pace. Dally Angelo and Augusta Garrison separated 4 years ago and haven?t seen each other since. However, there?s a bond between them that time can?t erase.
Much of their rift has to do with Bone Buster, a cantankerous bull that killed Dally?s father in a bull-riding contest several years before. Dally has sworn that he will ride the bull and his single-minded focus on Bone Buster dissuaded Gus/Augusta from pursuing Dally. Now, Dally, Gus and Bone Buster meet in the rodeo of Kasota Springs.
?TEXAS TEMPEST? by Linda Broday. If you like your stories a bit over the top, this one will satisfy. Tempest LeDoux is looking for husband #6. She?s notorious in Kasota Springs for changing poker rules until she wins and her single-minded focus on finding a new husband.
Into this mayhem rides McKenna Smith, a famous hired gun, often called ?the Guardian of Justice.? Smith plans to leave the next day but a bank robbery in town delays his plans.
?ROPING THE WIND? by Phyliss Miranda. This is the story of Tempest?s daughter, Alaine. She?s almost as outrageous as her mother? but give her time.
Morgan Payne, Pinkerton agent, is in town to do some sleuthing. He and Alaine cross paths and things are never the same.
Overall: 4 stars.