Forsaken Trail

Historical Western

The Story

Cooper McCord needed no one. When he first showed Daniel and Evelyn Whitcomb the beautiful mountain valley in Montana, he didn’t expect to stick around. When the War Between the States broke out, Cooper remained close and helped build the town, not realizing all the time he was building a home for himself. When an unexpected arrival to Whitcomb Springs makes him question his reclusive life, will Cooper retreat to his wilderness or allow himself to embark on the greatest adventure of his life?

"Every time I review one of MK McClintock’s books, I announce it as my favorite. I need to change it to they are all my favorites."

— My Life, One Story at a Time

Forsaken Trail

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What Happy Bookworms are Saying

"'Forsaken Trail' is another fabulous read by MK McClintock! I have read just about everything MK has written and I am never disappointed. This one is no different. It is a short story but it is packed full of adventure, suspense, love and inspiration. I loved it! I give 'Forsaken Trail' 5 stars and highly recommend Cooper’s story for all who love a good historical."
—Goodreads review

"Another wonderful story!! Just loved Abigail and Cooper’s story and hope we hear more about them in the coming stories taking place in Whitcomb Springs."
—M.L. Sullivan

"Captivating! I liked very much what MK McClintock wrote in this short Western novella. She never disappoints me because she knew how to create a beautiful chemistry between her hero, Cooper, and her heroine, Abigail. Both are so charming together. Their friendship started in Montana when Abigail's sister Evelyn asked Cooper to meet Abigail on her journey to meet them. On the road, they share secrets and a new close friendship will bloom between them. MK McClintock never disappoints me! She is a talented storyteller!"
—Goodreads review

"Every time I review one of MK McClintock’s books, I announce it as my favorite. I need to change it to they are all my favorites. I am especially enjoying the new series that MK and some of her romance writer friends have embarked upon. The reader gets to experience wonderful and heartwarming stories written by different authors all centered around a town in Montana. I loved reading about the town and its origins and now as each book comes along, it is as though the town is growing right before your eyes.

I am giving this series of short stories five stars. I hope you’ll read along with me as the town of Whitcomb Springs grows along with the vegetable gardens and wildflowers in the meadows."
—My Life, One Story at a Time

Book Details



Story 2


Historical Western

A Note from MK

Dearest Reader, 

"Forsaken Trail" picks up soon after "Whitcomb Springs," and introduces us to an unexpected guest who is exactly who Cooper needed to enter his life. They are a charming pair and bring out the best in each other. Come and let me introduce you. This is a series of hope, love, promises, and overcoming odds. How many stories will there be? None of us know. Join us as we enjoy the journeys, adventures, and sweet romances of Whitcomb Springs.

Be well, be kind, and enjoy!

~ Mk

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