Excerpt from inspirational books novel Wind in the Wires:
He reached into his pocket and handed her a slip of paper.
Keep it, Reba was tempted to scream. She wanted nothing to do with her mother. No matter what, she wouldn’t change her mind. She refused to take a slow boat to anywhere. Or a snail’s pace Model T car trip to the desert. She gaped at the folded note, not much larger than a man’s thumb, as though torn from a scratch pad. Whatever the words, they could not begin to make up for years of silence. Of abandonment.
Why bother? Why deepen the wound?
This inspirational books novel is also a Cowgirl Lit adventure set in 1991. Reba Cahill loves ranching with Grandma Pearl in north central Idaho. But there’s a lot of work and only two of them. Can she find a man worthy of her attentions and strong enough to help her run the ranch? She finds few prospects in the small town of Road’s End.
But Reba is also missing something else: her mother. Deserted by her at three-years-old and never knowing her dad, she feels a sense of longing and loss. And bitterness.
When elderly, quirky Road’s End citizen Maidie Fortress dies, Uncle Seth presents Reba Cahill with an expensive piece of jewelry that turns Reba’s world upside down. She is thrust into a journey with Seth that exposes dark family secrets and two cold case murders.
The evidence leads her down unexpected paths and towards unsuspected admirers. Will the truth also ruin all hope for romance? A Bly Books inspirational books novel.
Comments from readers of this inspirational books novel Wind in the Wires:
“I love your voice! I love the setting … Wind in the Wires is a great story!” Inspirational Books Author Rachel Hauck, The Wedding Dress, The Royal Wedding Series
“Bly navigates this story Wind in the Wires with grace and sweetness, never pulling punches on how hard life can be, but with a charm I found surprisingly reminiscent of what I loved most in her husband Stephen Bly’s stories. I can’t wait for Book 2!” Inspirational Books Author Shannon McNear, The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection, The Pioneer Christmas Collection
“Wind in the Wires is a story with lots of heart about characters who mattered to me. I really loved the sense of kinship and community.” Inspirational Books Author Janalyn Voigt, DawnSinger, Wayfarer
“Bly’s likeable characters drew me in, the unique story line of Wind in the Wires enchanted me, and the fast pace action kept me glued.” Author Sandy Sieber, The Flying Banana & Other Pennsylvania Transportation
“Wind in the Wires kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more when it was finished. It was exciting, enlightening, and just a delightful read.” Jan Grueter
“The ending almost took my breath away … exciting and captivating …” Trinity Rose
“…twists and turns I never expected … favorite part of Wind in the Wires is how Bly paints her setting. I can feel the hot desert wind and see the painted desert floor.” A. E. Arndt
“…a wonderful job of painting word pictures of the various settings … I’m ready to head out west to visit the Cahill and Runcie Ranches right now.” Grandaddy A, Amazon Reviewer
“…captures by the first sentence … could not have guessed how this would end … all the sought after pieces of intrigue, laughter, sadness, secrets that need to be told and all the consequences that come with them.” Connie Sue Larson
“I thought I might have to miss out on my slice of western life when Stephen passed away, but it is clear that the legacy lives on.” Andi
“This book prompted so many reflections and made me realize how easy it is to just assume about people and their choices without knowing what circumstances have led them to where they are … I am so excited to see what Reba learns next …” Dawn L. Ailor
Janet Chester Bly is the widow of award-winning western author Stephen Bly. Together–his, hers, theirs–they authored and co-authored over 120 fiction and nonfiction books. She and her three sons finished Stephen’s last novel for him, Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot, a Selah Award Finalist. The family’s story is told here: https://www.blybooks.com/category/finishing-dads-novel/.
Wind in the Wires is Janet’s first solo adult novel, a contemporary western mystery, a road adventure with a touch of romance. It’s Cowgirl Lit.