The Devil's Crescent
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In The Devil’s Crescent, hardened bounty hunter Diego Montoya descends upon a small Texas village in the midst of a cloudburst and boldly plunges into the life of beautiful, small time cattle rancher, Maggie MacNaughton. Diego is a man haunted by a past filled with death and disappointment, a nobleman fleeing from the dictates of his demanding father and an arranged marriage. When a U.S. Marshall asks Diego to infiltrate a gun runner’s operation, Diego reluctantly agrees, shadowing the powerful land baron, Morgan Lansing. Morgan’s efforts play into the hands of a group of Mexican nationalists, who quickly claim the land vacated by the terrified settlers until only one parcel stands in the way of their march toward the border -- the one occupied by Maggie MacNaughton. Diego and Maggie match wits and wills as the danger mounts. Only their reliance upon each other has the power to save them from a swift and certain death.
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May 6, 2009"One of the best books I have read this year." The Devil's Crescent By: Ann B. Keller Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Lulu.com (August 23, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0557001528 ISBN-13: 978-0557001521 Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches Historical Western Romance Fiction Award winning author Ann B. Keller takes us on a new wild west adventure with The Devil's Crescent. Maggie MacNaughton is a single woman trying to survive the hard Texas life in a time when no woman would dare try and take on a ranch. A new stranger appears in town. Diego is dark, handsome and mysterious. He turns everyone's head in one way or another. Morgan Lansing is a land baron who will do anything to own all the property surrounding his ranch. Only one person stands in his way and that is Maggie. The woman he wants as his wife. Ann B. Keller will take you on an adventure through the Texas outback to the Mexican border. You will keep you turning the pages as this tale unwinds. I found... More > that Ann B. Keller did her research about Texas and her historical accuracy. Every characters come alive as you turn the pages. I enjoyed this book very much. In fact I am patiently waiting for the next one to out. I give this book 10 stars and many kudo's. It is not easy to write a historical romance and make it real. Ann B. Keller did it. She kept me turning the pages night after night. I finished The Devils Crescent in three days. Not wanting to put it down. A fantastic read. Well worth your money. The Devils Crescent is adventurous, mysterious, and romantic with a western back drop. Lesa Trapp The Odd Mind radio host and magazine. Www.lesatrapp.com< Less
Dec 19, 2008"A wonderful historical book that pulls you right in!" I don't read historicals much as a rule but the very cover first drew me in. This is a terrific tale that is well written, very accurate in the descriptions used of the era and the tale certainly appeals to people who don't read this genre much. They should read this title! Ann B. Keller will go on my to watch author list as I was bound very quickly her characters and was sorry to have the tale end. She's an excellent writer who gives 110% to her story, her locale and certainly her characters.
Dec 14, 2008"Review of Devil's Crescent by Ann B. Keller" Review of "The Devil's Crescent" Published by www.Lulu.com ISBN: 978-0-557-00152-1 First printing, November, 2008 Copyright © 2008 by Ann B. Keller Review by Rita Hestand (author of Hannah's Man) When Diego Montoya rode into Hallow Gap one rainy night, bringing with him the body of Wade Dalton, everyone in town noticed. A bounty hunter, Diego was known as "El Diablo" to most. Since the Sheriff was out of town, he was going to have to wait on collecting his bounty. Waiting wasn't something Diego was good at. And now Diego was stuck in Hallow Gap. He hadn't planned on running into the likes of Maggie MacNaughton, and all her troubles. Maggie was barely hanging on to her ranch and Morgan Lansing was doing his best to get his hands on it, one way or another. Unwanted feelings sprung between the dashing Diego and the fiesty Maggin MacNaughton. Despite the fact that Torry Whitaker was indebted to taking care... More > of her, Diego found himself knee deep in protecting both Maggie and the town of Hallow Gap from Lansing. Lansing had dirty deals going on already with the Dons in Mexico, to put guns in the hands of the Indians so the Texans would give up their land. But all well laid plans can go stray… Was Diego's father involved? Could he leave Maggie now that he'd married her and go home? Don't miss this swashbuckler western by bestselling author, Ann B. Keller. It will keep you turning the pages with all it's action and romance. Not a dull minute in the book, one can only swoon from the read. A must read for anyone who likes action westerns and romance galore. This book is not one to put down till the end. Check it out, The Devil's Crescent" is a winner!!!< Less
Dec 3, 2008"The Devil's Crescent" I’ve decided one disadvantage of reading on a computer is that I read too fast. And because I’m lazy, I don’t bother going back to check when I’m not sure what’s just happened. But “The Devil’s Crescent” was an enjoyable quick read. The small Texas town of Hollow Gap was peopled with interesting characters, and I felt like I’d come to know them by the end of the book. From headstrong Maggie, boldly going where she ought to know better, to schoolteacher Cora, safe and sensible and deeply in love; from strange Will to the Winslow boy; from sheriff to Mexican bounty-hunter; they all come together in a well-realized and well-described small town, on the edge of disaster. The occasional unsettled feeling of having just heard something before, or having missed something important, didn’t detract from the read. After all; life’s like that. And Maggie’s good fortune was easily explained by Diego’s good wit. I loved the conversations and the characterizations... More > in the novel, and my only complaint would be that I’d like to meet the characters again and learn more of their stories. Will the Winslow boy marry the girl who’s sweet on him? Will the Indians live in peace? Will Diego’s father ever come to visit? "The Devil’s Crescent" is a fine romantic story, with well-drawn characters, interesting location, and authentic historical setting. It reminded me of the Westerns I used to enjoy on TV as a kid, and it left me contented and ready to face the problems of my own day.< Less
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- Ann B. Keller (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- November 21, 2008
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.08 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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