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When We Were Outlaws
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by Barbara Treat Williams

Starr Spenser can’t handle another day in Las Vegas trying to cope with messes made by her irresponsible brother and low-down dad, especially after being “text dumped” by Alana, the girl she’d thought was “the one.” So, when she’s summoned to her hometown of Portico Ferry, Missouri, Starr doesn’t hesitate to pack up her Jeep Wrangler and drive to the sleepy river town. Sophie, the housekeeper who helped raise Starr, is worried that Letisha, Starr’s stepmother, is being conned out of her life savings and the bed and breakfast she owns.

But when she arrives home, Starr finds that Letisha’s problems aren’t the only ones she must sort out. Her childhood friend, Firah, has just learned she has a sister and wants Starr’s help in finding her. During the search, feelings Starr buried about her straight best friend surface. Only this time around, her friend is not so straight. Repercussions for loving Firah, a second generation Iranian-American, could be severe. Firah’s family has an arranged marriage in mind for her, and Firah’s family adheres to a strict old country code of conduct that does not include lesbian love.

Then, when Starr’s dad and brother show up in Portico Ferry with Alana—and a hit man on their trail—Starr finds something much more sinister afoot in Portico Ferry that must be resolved before the problems of the only mother she’s ever known go away.

Killing Kindness
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River may be only eighteen years old but she has found a life for herself. Off the reservation. She has abandoned everything associated with her Native American origins and her growing up years, and for good reason.

Until now. Now she has been compelled, maneuvered into returning to the rez.

But it is a very different River, a far more resourceful River who comes face-to-face with the father who was not there for her when it mattered. The hapless half-sister with her very special needs. And especially Billy, the bold, unrepentant young man implicated in the death of her mother.

Pulled back into the Native American culture knit into her being, River again becomes immersed in its secrets, its passions, lore, and the inexplicable power of the supernatural.

This time there are two new ingredients. A mysterious outbreak of ritual animal slayings creating havoc on the rez. And the appearance of a highly disturbing young woman named Toni, whose presence at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is ambiguous, but whose interest in River could not be made clearer.

Peopled with vivid and fascinating characters, A Killing Kindness is a mesmerizing story about truth revealed, about the discovery of sexual identity and self-determination.


Barbara Treat Williams

Originally from California, Barbara Treat Williams spent years traveling state-to-state with her military husband meeting unforgettable characters, raising a family, and working in banking. She now lives near Wichita KS with her husband and Mikey-The-Beagle, where she writes, rides her motorcycle and ATV, enjoys her family, and travels as much as possible.