A good friend of mine, George McVey, (PG to those of us who know him) has released his first novel, Redeeming Reputation. If you've read Giving Love you've met the main character.
David Nathan Ryder the Third is traveling to Redemption New Mexico in 1888 planning on being the circuit riding pastor. Being the grandson of Nugget Nate Ryder he also knows how to handle a gun as well as fight with his fists.
Trouble seems to follow him once he gets to Franklin, MO where he's supposed to meet up with his grandfather. Within two days he's earned the reputation as a gunslinger and met the woman of his dreams.
The books spans only a few weeks but is packed with action, salvation and Nathan's dilemma of wanting to preach God's salvation message and his newly acquired notoriety of expert gun hand as he takes over temporarily as Franklin's sheriff and the body count rises.
PG and I have become very good friends online and have an uncanny similarity in thought as we write and bounce ideas off each other. We critique each others work. As I was writing Giving Love we decided to connect the characters we've created by making Nugget Nate Ryder Aggie Cuttler's older brother.
We had so much fun discussing and creating the scenes when Nate, Penny and Nathan came to Cottonwood we've decided to write a book together. Later this year Redeeming Cottonwood will have Nathan returning to gain counsel and wisdom from Peter Lendery.
I can't in good conscience post reviews on Amazon or other sites as we are collaborating on a novel. Here I can. The story is a true western which both men and women will enjoy. The major and minor characters are delightful and the personal issues they deal with are believable. PG knows a great deal about the old west and uses some terms I had to ask the meaning of. I'd have looked them up if I hadn't had access to the source. They add realism to the dialog and I always like learning new things.
Although he has always teased me about being a romantic and that he doesn't write romance PG found out that he actually does. The love story is sweet and has challenges which cause problems for Nathan and Grace.
Redeeming Reputation is a 5 star read, in my humble opinion. You'll find it in Kindle here, and Smashwords here. A print version will be available soon. PG has also written several non-fiction spiritual works. You can find out more about Pastor George McVey on his Amazon Author page.
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