Deanna Manetti knows she is in deep trouble, but not how to get out of it. The mob thinks she has something that belongs to them. The Great Falls police have overwhelming circumstantial evidence that leads them to conclude she killed her lover-employer C.R. Majors. That is why Deanna is driving on a Montana back road thinking how things could not get any worse when a sorrel comes out of nowhere causing her to crash. The native New Yorker wonders why God has abandoned her while ironically pondering fourteen years of driving in NYC without an accident and now alone, her car is disabled. Rancher Shep Jones arrives and takes Deanna by horse to his spread, which is more of a ghost town.
Being a former US Marshal, Shep concludes that Deanna is on the run, but offers her shelter anyway. As Shep and Deanna fall in love, he tries to learn the truth, but she fears trusting anyone after what C.R. did to her heart and her life. However, the criminals and the Feds are closing in on her and neither side cares what happens to Deanna. Only Shep and his partner want to keep "Slick" safe.
Though there are numerous religious elements included in this story line, ALONG CAME JONES is more of a romantic suspense thriller than an inspirational romance. The story line hooks the audience from almost the beginning when a weary Deanna wonders what she ever did to be abandoned and turns wary when ALONG CAME JONES. Though his previous occupation seems too convenient, readers will rate highly Linda Windsor's latest contemporary tale.