Released March 5, 2018
The third book in the Arbuckle trilogy is the prequel to In Open Spaces, telling the story of when George and Catherine Arbuckle first met and courted in Deadwood, South Dakota, before George took a job as a wagon boss along the Little Missouri River in Montana. Once they get married and settle down, Catherine becomes the victim of a brutal rape, and her decision to go public with this crime puts their family in an awkward position in the community, much to George’s dismay. The strain this event puts on their family almost tears the Arbuckle family apart, but a final twist in the story brings surprising results.
“This book is humble and deep, like the author himself. Part love story, part frontier mystery, Russell Rowland’s latest novel is a heartbreaking, heartwarming journey that’s meant to be savored.”
– Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and Songs of Willow Frost
“Arbuckle is a fine novel. Rowland reaches high and gets where he intended to go.”