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Post-Civil War

Four courageous women, an untamed land, and the daring to embark on an unforgettable adventure.

About the Crooked Creek Series

"MK McClintock knows what readers want." ~Readers' Favorite

Set in post-Civil War Montana Territory, in the small town of Crooked Creek, and it all started with Emma. Her story was written for a contest, but I soon realized there were more women whose tales needed to be written. The war is over between the North and the South, but the battles at home are just beginning. If you love stories of bravery and courage with unforgettable women and the men they love, you'll enjoy the Women of Crooked Creek. 

The first four stories are available individually or in The Women of Crooked Creek collection.

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A note from the author on the Crooked Creek series . . .


I’ve been asked by many readers about what is in store for this series, and if there will be a continuation of Clara’s story. “Emma of Crooked Creek” was originally going to be the only story, which meant this series came as a bit of an unplanned surprise for me. One thing led to another and there were too many extraordinary women who deserved their own stories. Thus was born The Women of Crooked Creek.


The first full-length Crooked Creek novel is Clara's full story, but it is also more. You’ll once again meet all of the main characters from the short stories along with some of the townspeople.


I am as anxious to share the next installment with you as I hope you are to read it. You can always keep updated with what’s coming next in the Writing Room. I also post book updates via my blog.

Series Trailer - The Women of Crooked Creek
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Crooked Creek Character Guide

Keeping track of characters in a series can be a challenge, which is why I have character guides on this website. I hope they help whenever you have a question about where a character falls in the series. While each hero and heroine have their own stories, many of the other characters are mentioned or make an appearance in each book. Not all minor characters are listed. This guide will be updated whenever a relevant new character and/or story is introduced to the series.

The Women of Crooked Creek and Spouses

Emma Latimer (née Hawkins) ~ "Emma of Crooked Creek"

Casey Latimer ~ "Emma of Crooked Creek"

Hattie White Eagle (née McBride) ~ "Hattie of Crooked Creek"

Carson White Eagle ~ "Hattie of Crooked Creek"

Briley Sawyer (née Donaghue) ~ "Briley of Crooked Creek"

Peyton Sawyer ~ "Briley of Crooked Creek"

Clara Stowe ~ "Clara of Crooked Creek"


Alice Stowe ~ Clara's daughter

Crooked Creek Townsfolk

Miss Patterson ~ Schoolteacher 
Patrick and Maeve O’Reilley ~ Storekeepers
Bess – Café cook/owner

Malachi ~ Young boy/student
Doreen ~ Young girl/student

Hattie White Eagle/McBride's Ranch
Glen Meek ~ Hattie's foreman
John Meek ~ Glen’s nephew

Amelia Porter ~ Housekeeper and Cook
Jade Buckman ~ Hattie's “neighbor”
The Stowe Family Inn Staff
Susan ~ Cook
Ellen ~ Susan’s daughter; helps with housekeeping and in the gardens
Leah ~ Housekeeper
James ~ Handyman/caretaker