A complete story in itself, Revenge at Two Feathers Mine is the first story in the western series: Schoolmarm Sheriff. Desperate to land a job -- any legal job -- Katrina Colby, commonly called K. C. lands a job as a deputy sheriff in the town of Two Feathers. The only problem is that this job was only offered to men. Donning her cowboy clothing, she passes herself off as a teenage boy: K. C. who is bringing her pampered younger half brother and sister out West after the death of their parents. Ingrained with a stubborn belief in obeying the law, as taught to her by her Texas Ranger father, she is not above pointing out the fact that the lawbreakers have brought their difficulties upon themselves. "You broke the law -- not me," she is known to say as she trains her rifle upon bank robbers. "Now you'll pay -- not me," she adds in a slow grin as she hauls them to jail to await their trial. She meets the current teacher, Colin McMaster, a former sheriff. Due to the untimely death of his wife, Colin has turned his back on God and on being a sheriff. K.C. hounds Colin to give her a job tutoring students. A grudging friendship develops, blossoming into something deeper, puzzling Colin and frightening K. C. Only the truth can turn all of this around. K. C. knows nothing of God and eventually drags out Colin's knowledge of Him--the only One Who can bring any of them healing, peace, and joy. Then suddenly kidnappers arrive along with bank robbers...
Missouri isn't the place Corporal James Thomas remembers from before the Civil War. Deserters and thieves abound making life for his aging parents and neighbors harsh, and in too many cases, brutishly short. In the young Corporal's case a serious head injury leaves him with bouts of epilepsy, the unfriendly reminder of his years with the Confederate Army.
James is torn, should he hold fast to his former way of life and fight for his Missouri town, or give into the desire of escaping the past and moving out west. Eventually, James can't hide from his dreams any longer. Accompanied by his new wife and a few others friends looking for low-cost land on the western frontiers, they pick up stakes to start out for a new life in Montana.
Indian trouble and the rigors of prairie life challenge the new settler's courage. Their task is rough and the trail is difficult, but through it all James keeps alive his mission of living his way... in a wild Montana.