Stand Alone Novel
By: Carol Colyer

A Mysterious Lady for the Resolute Sheriff

Carol Colyer

Cattle thieves, bank robberies, outlaws; for the Sheriff Trent Dobson, life in the West truly is wild! As a man who’s been married to his work since the day he was sworn in as a deputy, he takes his duty very seriously and doesn’t have the time to settle down. He’s only got time to make sure everyone in his little town is safe from all danger – especially from the vicious Kinsley gang! After witnessing a fierce shooting, Trent swore to bring every single one of the gang’s members to justice. For years they eluded him. They’ve become his obsession – until one day he meets someone else who captures his attention. Can he afford to succumb to this alluring distraction?

Eliza Kinsley is a beautiful, mysterious woman trying to get a job as a new school teacher in town. But she has a well kept secret that revolves around her ties with the Kinsley gang. What is she hiding? She wants to make a new start, but someone is holding her back. Trent’s feelings towards Eliza are growing rapidly, but she’s keeping him at arm’s length in order to protect him from the truth. Can she trust her heart, even if the risk is too high for them both?

In this Romeo and Juliet kind of situation, can Eliza follow her heart and be happy, or will her secrets stand in the way of her true love? And will Trent be able to handle the truth about the woman who stole his heart?


“A Mysterious Lady for the Resolute Sheriff” 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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