“The Friar” by Samantha A. Cole called me to read it because of the synopsis. Adam is a just released prisoner who was incarcerated for involuntary homicide. While a friar, he came upon another friar assaulting a young boy. In saving the youngster, he pushed the offender, who struck his head and died. To keep the young boy from testifying he pled guilty and took his punishment.
Leaving prison, he drifted for a while. Coming upon a horse ranch, he asks for work in return for room and board. The widowed mother of two decides to take a chance. She desperately needs the help to keep her ranch afloat. Working together, Adam is falling in love with Sage and her children. He is trying to overcome his past and hopes that he can have a new life. Sage and her children are in danger when strange things begin to happen. Is it the next door property owner trying to drive her away or something more sinister?
Loved the book!