Granite Man is the fourth book in a series I wrote about the men and women working the Rocking M Ranch. Through difficult times the MacKenzie and Blackthorn families maintained a connection to the land and to each other.
Cash McQueen had learned the hard way not to trust a woman. The only exception was his sister, Carla. When he met Mariah MacKenzie on the Rocking M ranch, he thought she was like all but one woman he had known, looking for a man to take care of every little thing for her.
Mariah had come to the Rocking M looking for the brother she adored and had been taken from so many years ago. Instead, she found Cash. Despite his rough edges, she is drawn to him. Together they look for Mad Jack’s lost gold mine and find instead a blazing passion. But will passion be enough to convince a hard-rock miner like Cash to trust her, to return her love?
Here’s a favorite recipe inspired by simple cooking and Granite Man. You can sear the pork for added flavor, but we’re skipping that step here in favor of ease of preparation–giving you more time to read! Throw some 1” cubes of potatoes or butternut squash (or both) in the oven for 10 minutes while you prep the meat and you’ll have a full meal!