Cole Richards has an Idaho ranch that’s in danger because two miners are sluicing off the water his cattle need. Bosco Kunkle, Cole’s friend and right hand man, may be a quite a few pennies short of a dollar, but he’s loyal to Cole and only wants to help. Bosco thought if he took the money the bank intended to loan the miners, then the miners would stop bothering Cole’s water. When Cole realizes what his friend is up to, he rushes in to the bank and pulls Bosco out. Unfortunately, bank teller Ivy Gardner shoots Cole in the leg as the two men leave.
Daisy Gardner (Oops, notice the similarity in last name to that of the bank teller? Yes, they're sisters.) is a twenty-two-year old spinster who wants to be a female detective just like Honey Bileau in the dime novels Daisy reads faithfully. Daisy has talked the town council into hiring a marshal and he’s due any day. Daisy's parents believe it's high time she got married, and they have several prospects to suggest. None suit Daisy. She has no plan to sequester herself on some ranch or farm. Daisy plans to marry the new marshal so she can stay in town and pursue her career as a detective. Of course, she hasn't informed anyone of this except her best friend.
Daisy has had a wire that Sidney Adler is on his way, but has been delayed by a wound to his leg. When Bosco brings the unconscious Cole to Dr. Mabry for treatment, Oreana citizens assume that tall, ruggedly handsome Cole is their new marshal. But wait, there are more marshals showing up, and this fast-paced, laugh-out-loud comedy keeps readers turning the page until the last line is read.
|Jacquie Rogers, Author|
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