Rod McFain is a lover of writing, horses, and fly fishing. He lives with his beautiful, Ali MacGraw look alike wife, Linda, in the Currier and Ives like setting of Garden Valley, Idaho. They share their lives with three fine horses and a Jack Russell terrier. Rod’s newest novel, HARD GOODBYES, set in 1860 Wyoming will be released on May 25. He is currently working historical fiction project, IN BETWEEN TIME, set in the Roaring 20s.
Ally Hart’s husband is dead. Not that he was much of a husband. He’d already killed most of her dream and left little unless she counts wasted years, loneliness, and isolation. But, it’s pointless to grieve over the past, that much she knows. Everything is about survival, which isn’t easy for a woman alone in 1860 Wyoming, where life is not forgiving, not pretty.
If Ally is to survive, to rekindle her dreams, she must become fiercely independent, something she’s never been—no more being compliant, mild, and demure. To survive, she must reject conventional female ideals, even the ones she enjoys. There’s no room for them in her life.
Researching a novel on “Pretty Betty Martin”