The Wren

The Wren Summary

Captured by Comanche as a child, Molly Hart was assumed dead. Ten years later, Texas Ranger Matt Ryan finds a woman with the same blue eyes.

“A rousing, spicy story of long lost love in the gritty Old West. The Wren will make your pulse flutter and your heart sing.” —Ann Charles, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Award-winning Deadwood Mystery Series

Ten years have passed since Molly Hart’s ranch was attacked, her folks murdered and she was abducted. Now, at nineteen, she’s finally returning home to North Texas after spending the remainder of her childhood with a tribe of Kwahadi Comanche. What she finds is a deserted home coated with dust and the passage of time, the chilling discovery of her own gravesite, and the presence of a man she thought never to see again.

Matt Ryan is pushed by a restless wind to the broken-down remains of the Hart ranch. Recently recovered from an imprisonment that nearly ended his life, the drive for truth and fairness has all but abandoned him. For ten years he faithfully served the U.S. Army and the Texas Rangers, seeking justice for the brutal murder of a little girl, only to find closure and healing beyond his grasp. Returning to the place where it all began, he’s stunned to encounter a woman with the same blue eyes as the child he can’t put out of his mind.

A steamy historical western romance set in 1877 Texas.

2003 CAPA WINNER The Romance Studio ~ Best New Author Traditional
2004 Holt Medallion FINALIST ~ Best First Book
2004 Texas Gold FINALIST ~ Historical Category

“…McCaffrey’s mastery of setting and historic details gives this western gritty realism.” ~ RT Book Reviews

“…a heart wrenchingly emotional story…” ~ Coffeetime Romance

“The main characters were well matched and the secondary characters were just as good. Don’t miss this incredible read in what is sure to be a great series to follow.” ~ The Romance Studio

“Handsome, rugged heroes, strong heroines and a super storyline make The Wren a keeper.” ~ The Best Reviews

“…well written…captivated me from the first line to the poignant last.” ~ Novelspot

Don’t miss all the books in the series~
The Wren: Book 1
The Dove: Book 2
The Sparrow: Book 3
The Blackbird: Book 4
The Shiny Penny: Short Story, Book 4.1 (available exclusively to newsletter subscribers)
Song Of The Wren: Short Novella, Book 4.2 (available exclusively to newsletter subscribers)
The Bluebird: Book 5
Echo of the Plains: Short Novella, Book 5.5

Book Reviews


The Wren5 star

Wow! Great story, a real page-turner! Loved it!55


Great western romance5 star

A fantastic read! I loved the two main characters, Molly in particular.55


Not relatable2 star

I have a hard time believing two girls cross wilderness by themselves. I finished book and really did not like the trait of a particular character. Warped unpleasant story line. I applaud anyone who writes this wasn’t my flavor.25


The Wren5 star

Loved the book. Sorry it ended. I’d recommend it to anyone that loves to read a great book!55


Heart warming5 star

A sweet western adventure55

Books R Me

A Great Read5 star

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were real and the historical perspective was interesting.55


Really nice story4 star

It was kinda hard to get into this book at first. It felt like the author had a great idea and storyline path, but it was difficult to follow for a little while. After a little rough start though I really got into it. I enjoyed the characters and couldn’t stop reading until I finished the whole book. Very sweet tale and engaging story. I do hope that poor Lizzie finds her happy ending too at some point.45


So Refreshing4 star

This was a good read! It took me a little bit to get into it, but once I did I was happily consumed. The characters are refreshing and the writer catches you by surprise. There is just enough romance to keep you happy but leaves you wanting more. I snuggled into a blanket, grabbed my tea, and happily read to the end. Now I’m hooked! Excited to read the next in this series.45

Clean romancer

The wren4 star

Nice wholesome fare. Enjoyed reading the feel good story45


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5 stars55

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