My Foot's In The Stirrup-- My Pony Won't Stand (#5)
Breaking with the past, following your dreams, and starting a family is tough for anyone--but it's even tougher when trouble can find you from a hundred miles away. All they want to do is settle down, buy a small, out-of-the-way ranch, get a few head of cattle, and start raising a family. But nothing is ever that easy for an ex-convict and former dance-hall girl trying to break with their pasts, especially if you're Tap and Pepper Andrews. It seems no matter where they go or what they do, the past is already there--and it usually brings with it plenty of problems. If that weren't enough, Tap's current job as brand inspector for the cattle association keeps him smack dab in the middle of the worst kind of trouble. One day it's holding off rustlers and avoiding ambushes. The next day it's baby-sitting some Texas ranchers and trying to clear himself of murder charges. And every day it's trying to keep from getting shot and worrying Pepper into having the baby too early. It's a lot to ask--especially from a man with a new horse that won't stay still long enough for him to get on. But what Tap and Pepper don't know is that the past and present are about to collide in a strange and powerful way. How will they respond when it happens? Will the worst of enemies foil their plans? Or will the best of friends help Tap and Pepper fulfill their dream? And is their love--and faith--strong enough to see them through? Ride along with Tap and Pepper as together they face the dangers of the Old West in the entertaining Code of the West Series.