Stand Alone Novel
By: Carol Colyer

A Love Kept Apart by Lies

Carol Colyer

When she discovers her late husband has drank their fortune away, Rose McCarthy Doherty is forced to leave her home. Although compensated by the bank for it, she knows one thing! No woman can cash a check in 1874, nor handle her own financial affairs. She needs to find a solution, fast! When she heads to find her last living male relative, she will discover a terrible truth. He was killed just a short time ago. With her options being thinned out, how is she going to overcome her complicated situation?

Alejandro O’Connor, or Alex, as everyone calls him, a former veteran soldier, is now the Town Marshal of Mahoka Hills. Leading a solitary life, he finds no place for a woman in it, until Rose arrives in town. When he realizes the reason why she came, he understands he has a guilty secret that could destroy her. Will he choose honesty over his growing feelings, risking to miss his only chance to love

Their attraction is undeniable, but unfortunate events conspire to keep each one of them on their solitary path. Will this continual push-pull battle between the two of them come to an end? Will they finally stop running away from their true feelings and make way for their love to blossom?


“A Love Kept Apart By Lies” is a historical western romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

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Carol Colyer was born in Montana where she spent the first 6 years of her life until she moved to Arizona, where she currently lives.

She has studied Geology in South Africa but she never followed that field as she is passionate about writing.

She married at the age of 19 while she was carrying her first son. Now she is divorced and she lives with her second husband who has 2 little kids named after Sarah and Bari. She loves her grandchildren and as she says she gets her inspiration from Bari who wants to become a cowboy when he grows up!

In her spare time, she loves taking after her 2 horses as well as volunteering at church.


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