Mary Elise Vickerson Stanton has finally devised a plan to escape her horrifically abusive and sloppy drunk husband. Living with torture every day she plans for her freedom and empowerment. Jonathan has vowed to kill her if she ever tries to leave him. With the help of her long time friend, Daniel Keane, they are finally aboard a train from Virginia heading to a small ranch in Laramie City, Wyoming that she has inherited from her deceased father, Edward. Planning to restore the ranch to sell for the beginning of her new life, things are not exactly as she would have them.
Upon arriving in Laramie, she adopts the alias of Elise Keane, to avoid being hunted down by Jonathan. Finally free, Elise throws herself into the repairs even after being told by the neighbor, Cody Campbell, that he bought the ranch from Edward prior to his death. Until Cody's father arrives back from a trip to provide the proof, she refuses to believe him.
Even with many conflicting encounters, Elise and Cody become attracted to each other. After they become intimate, the truth comes about Elise and her escape from an abusive husband. Though deeply in love their plans to spend the rest of their lives together cannot happen as Elise is married and must move on to keep ahead of Jonathan finding her.
Elise is a beaten, defeated beautiful young woman facing a dire future of only abuse, loneliness and pain. It takes seven years of planning and squirreling away enough money to go on the run. Alanna Coca has created an extremely emotional story of a deranged and possessively cruel man, forcing himself upon his wife, and her scheme to find a sense of happiness.
I could not put WYOMING SOLACE down! WYOMING SOLACE is a "read- at-one-sitting" story full of suspense and revealing the traumatic results of abuse. Do NOT miss WYOMING SOLACE or you will regret it. My heart went out to the young woman so deprived of warmth and love; instead forced to endure torture.
Elise Vickerson waited a long time to gather the courage to
flee her abusive marriage. To stay beyond his reach
permanently, though, will take money. Getting it will take
months of backbreaking labor to resurrect then sell her
inherited Wyoming ranch.
With her future hanging in the balance, and her bruises
still fresh, Elise will never again play doormat for any
man. Except a cowboy from the neighboring spread has a way
of firing her imaginationâ€”and her temper.
The news of Eliseâ€™s arrival sends Cody Campbell tearing
through his files for the proof that the Vickerson ranch
belongs to him. Heâ€™ll have to cool his boot heels until his
father returns with the papers, but at least the view is
fineâ€”the beautiful, prickly Elise ignites a desire thatâ€™s
hard to resist.
Elise tries her best to ignore her handsome neighbor, but
his kisses, his arms make her feel something she hasnâ€™t felt
in a long time. Safe. As long as the specter of her past
lurks in every shadow, though, securityâ€”and any hope for a
future with Codyâ€”can never be hers.
Warning: This book contains a feisty woman on the run, a
tough-as-nails cowboy who wants to wrangle her, and a
villain who wonâ€™t give up.