The Dove
Book Two
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New Mexico Territory 1877
Disappointment hits ex-deputy Logan Ryan hard when he finds Claire Waters in the midst of a bustling Santa Fe Trail town. The woman he remembers is gone--in her place is a working girl with enticing curves and a load of trouble. As a web of deceit entangles them with men both desperate and dangerous, Logan tries to protect Claire, unaware his own past poses the greatest threat.

Plagued by shame all her life, Claire is stunned when Logan catches her on the doorstep of The White Dove Saloon dressed as a prostitute. She lets him believe the worst, but with her mama missing and the fancy girls deserting the place, she's hard-pressed to refuse his offer of help. As she embarks on a journey that will unravel the fabric of her life, one thing becomes clear--opening her heart may be the most dangerous proposition of all.
"...a phenomenal storyteller who has the ability to mesh description with
  narrative with action."  ~ Jonel Boyko







"I was highly anticipating reading The Dove...and this book more than met my  expectations! Drawn into this exciting story from the start, I 'lived' with Claire and Logan and felt like I was there experiencing their adventures the entire time. If you are a lover of western romances, I'd recommend reading this one."
~ Teresa Henson, Romance Junkies, 5 Blue Ribbons








"The many characters and their realistic traits brought this book to life. The storyline is fresh and holds several surprises. I am anxiously awaiting what this talented author has in store for her readers next!"
~ Tami Sutton, The Best Reviews

"The plot was thick with action and intrigue and made for a fast-paced read. I will definitely be looking forward to more adventures by the talented Kristy McCaffrey."  ~ BJ Deese, eCataRomance, 4-1/2 Stars

"If you enjoy historical westerns...this book will not disappoint."
~ Patsy Glans, The Road to Romance

"The Dove is a wonderfully told story of how a woman can overcome and strengthen her resolve against adversity."
~ Sheryl, Coffee Time Romance,  5 Cups

"...glorious descriptions of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Las Vegas of the late 1800's and the Ryan homestead. This reviewer felt herself transported to the very locales being described." ~ Gina, Love Romances, 5 Hearts

"...Claire's devotion to her brother and Logan's love for Claire make it enjoyable."  ~  Faith V. Smith,  RT BOOKclub,  3 Stars

"...another action-packed, emotionally evocative, Western romance."
~ Cheryl Jeffries, Heartstrings Reviews

"The story, while character driven, is entertaining, quick, and adventurous...a wonderful story that was realistic, but touched with enough fancy to engage the heart." ~ Maci Walker, Novelspot

"Ms. McCaffrey writes from the heart...a definite must read."
~ Linda, The Romance Studio, 5 Hearts
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"The wound is the place where the light enters you."
~ Rumi
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Print ISBN 978-09976-651-54
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