The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories

A collection of Western short stories that go beyond the standard action and adventure of the genre to focus on character and conflict. In the award-winning "Disturbing the Peace," a sheriff experiences a revelation about himself and his relationship with the people of his town, while in "The Outlaw's Wife," a doctor worries that his young friend is falling for a married woman whose husband is rumored to be a wanted criminal. From the suspenseful "Cross My Heart" to the comedic romp of "A Rangeland Renaissance," to a Western twist on star-crossed romance in "The Ranch Next Door," these stories should appeal to a variety of readers, as well as established fans of the traditional Western.
"Wonderfully told short stories that will hold your attention until the last word...Foley injects a breath of fresh air into the Western genre. These stories are ripe with themes and morals that will stick with you after you've read them." - Matthew Pizzolato, The Western Online