THOMAS D. CLAGETT. West of Penance

THOMAS D. CLAGETT. West of Penance. Five Star Publishing. Hardcover, 289 pages, $25.95, gale.cengage.com/fivestar

Inspired by true events and set during the Colfax County War, West of Penance tells the story of Clement Grantaire, a former gambler, French Foreign Legionnaire and now a priest finding redemption in the Territory of New Mexico. Winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for best inspirational Western fiction and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for best historical fiction.