Published in 2014
H/h - Jack Sinclair/Lily Carteret
Setting: Wyoming, 1886.
Read in December, 2015.
[might be spoiler-ish]
Lily, a mulatto girl bread as an English lady, comes to Wyoming in search of her errant English father. She's exiled here by her own titled uncle largely due to the color of her skin, also because of her father's "shameful" past aka marrying a woman of color when he was in Barbados. Upon arriving in the USA, Lily is quite bombarded with several bad news. On the train station, she meets Jack, the foreman of the ranch where her father currently works and thus it begins. Yes, her father is here, and no, he doesn't own the ranch as he'd notified in his letters. Several vices, including drinking and gambling, have caught up with Clarence Carteret and he had lost the ranch to none other than Jack himself.
It's not really possible for me to express what Ms. Kelly has through her storytelling so I'd ask you to read it and find out for yourself. 4 stars.