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The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories

by Elisabeth Grace Foley

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 147000951X, Paperback)

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," honorable mention in the 2010 Rope and Wire short story competition, a sheriff experiences a revelation about himself and his relationship with the people of his town, while in "The Outlaw's Wife," a country 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 title story, "The Ranch Next Door," these stories will appeal to a variety of readers, as well as established fans of the traditional Western.

Praise for The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories:

"Descriptions of both people and settings are superbly done and dialogue is believable. I can honestly say there isn't a weak story to be found here...I believe that all western fans will find something to enjoy in this collection." - Western Fiction Review

"Foley has a firm, intelligent grasp on the storytelling style she brings to her subject matter. The tone and mastery of language is consistent throughout. After a couple stories, you just know you're in competent hands." - Ron Scheer, Buddies in the Saddle.

 "Well written, genre busting stories...focusing on family tensions, and on character rather than on out and out action...brilliantly comic descriptions." - Bookstackreviews.com

On "Disturbing the Peace":

"This is an extremely well-written, engrossing character study of the main protagonist...it starts out almost as a standard western short story...but quickly becomes much more than that." - James J. Griffin, Western Author & Storyteller

"An awakening for the Sheriff. A young man who has been a friend to all finds that friendship returned when he is down. The story is a good study of two men...well written with a classic moral woven all through." - Dave P. Fisher, award-winning Western Author, Cowboy Poet and Western Humorist

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