Women in the 1870s have little control over their lives and the women of Dry Creek look to Sheriff Maud Overstreet as an example of women’s progress. The school burns and Maud appoints a woman as the town’s first fire chief. On the heels of the flames, a man comes to town selling insurance. Coincidence? Maybe.
With the success of the female fire chief, women step forward to run their own businesses. Women open a bakery, charm school, and newspaper, much to the dismay of the male town councilors.
Maud also takes on the role of campaign manager for two of her friends, both vying to be Mayor. Toss in more fires, a wild romance, a rowdy town dance, establishing a school for Chinese girls, and mysterious threatening notes. Sheriff Overstreet faces each new challenge with determination.
She is, after all, a Lady of the Law.
- Reviews -
“A humorous and entertaining novel about a female sheriff who unwittingly turns a town upside down.” — Vicky J. Rose, author of Hell West of the Pecos
“A story of romance with murder, mystery, and mayhem in this exciting novel.”
— Phil Mills, Jr., author of Where the Wildflowers Dance
Published by Wolfpack Publishing LLC