Leigh McAllister, Claire's youngest daughter, comes home to
begin her career in veterinary medicine close to her family.
Kind and conscientious, how could her presence ever be a
threat to anyone? But someone in town is out to get her --
actually ruin her reputation and life. No matter which way
she goes, gossip follows until she is forced to beg a favor
from the one person she would just as soon never see again --
Cole Daniels. Cole recently acquired the land that had been
promised to her and her sisters by their uncle before he
died. How he got that land was still a mystery, but Claire
would never forgive her brother for selling the land, and
Cole for buying it.
Cole Daniels has returned to avenge his father's name.
Accused of murder; incarcerated until his death; Cole knows
in his heart that his father was innocent. No one in town is
willing to open up old wounds, or maybe they are just
afraid. Leigh and her uncle took the stand many years ago
against Cole's father with the evidence that sent him to
prison. Leigh seems so honest and sweet, how is it that she
could have lied on the stand? Could it be that she saw only
a portion of what had happened? Cole had to get to the
bottom of it to clear his dad's name.
With reputations at stake, both Leigh and Cole must figure
out what is going on before the murderer can do more damage
to either family.
VENDETTA, Roxanne Rustand's second in the series about the
McAllister sisters, is as wonderfully suspenseful as her
first. Inspiring and wise, Ms. Rustand makes the
McAllister's family as real as my own. Pragmatic, down -- to
-- earth, Leigh handles the town with all of its small town
gossip with grace. I just can't wait to meet the third sister.
Guilty until proven innocent...that was always the
McAllister family motto, wasn't it? Cole Daniels will
never forget it--no matter how interested he is in pretty,
kind Leigh McAllister. Thanks to lies told by her uncle,
Cole's father was wrongly imprisoned. Now that Cole and
Leigh are both back in Wolf Creek, Wyoming, he's sure that
Leigh holds the key to clearing his father's good name. But
his quest for justice is complicated by the escalating
sabotage of Leigh's vet clinic, his growing feelings for
her, and the determination of someone who will stop at
nothing--not even murder--to keep the truth about the past