An historical romance that captures the heart of the American West.
In this Western romantic suspense thriller set in the Arizona Territory of the 1880s, a courageous young woman who comes from the East to take up homesteading and an aristocratic cattle baron become involved in a love–hate relationship. Although attracted to each other, Mary and Cal are also distrustful and antagonistic toward one another. The dangers they face draw them together as they are forced to deal with life-threatening obstacles.
Mary suspects that Cal is responsible for trying to drive farmers and sheepherders off the rangeland that cattlemen consider rightfully theirs. When her uncle is murdered, Mary intends to discover who is responsible and why. In so doing, she becomes a person of interest to a vicious outlaw. Cal, whose mother deserted him at an early age, and who also had a bad experience with his former fiancée, is equally suspicious of women. When these two finally begin to surmount their personal prejudices, people and circumstances place dangerous obstacles in their path and put their lives in jeopardy.
Reader Advisory: A feisty heroine proves her courage and wins the love and respect of a cattle baron as well as an outlaw.
PUBLISHER NOTE: Historical Cowboy Romance. M/F. HEA. All characters depicted in this work of fiction are 18 years of age or older.
PRAISE FOR THE KILLING LAND:
“The Killing Land is set in the Arizona territory of the 1880s and opens with an intriguing hook that snags the reader’s attention quickly … Seewald does a fine job with character development, including with her secondary characters … The plot itself is quite detailed as well … Fans of western romance should be pleased with this novel.”
—Historical Novel Society
“The rugged West, a greedy villain, violence, and true love … Jacqueline Seewald brings it all.”
—Bestselling author Pamela Nowak