• Pony Boys

    Pony Boys

    Prosch, Richard

    "In 1879, the notorious horse thief Doc Middleton rules the Niobrara rough country west of Holt County, Nebraska, with a loose affiliation of young outlaws, dubbed the Pony Boys. Albert "Kid" Wade, August John, Windy Barnes, Boots Harper, and a dozen other amoral roughnecks spent their days stealing horses, raising hell, and generally having the time of their lives. But nothing lasts forever, and the unorganized territories west are succumbing to complaints from settlers and the Indian agencies alike. What happens to the Pony Boys when law and order lands hard-and ruthless-at the end of a rope? As Doc struggles...

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  • Beneath the Bending Skies

    Beneath the Bending Skies

    Kirkpatrick, Jane

    "A young woman torn between duty and her own happiness defies her father to become the wife of a man with few prospects. Based on a true story"--

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  • Valley of Shadows

    Valley of Shadows

    Ruiz, Rudy

    "Solitario Cisneros thought his life was over long ago. He lost his wife, his family, even his country in the late 1870s when the Rio Grande shifted course, stranding the Mexican town of Olvido on the Texas side of the border. He'd made his brooding peace with retiring his gun and badge, hiding out on his ranch, and communing with horses and ghosts. But when a gruesome string of murders and kidnappings ravages the town, pushing its volatile mix of Anglo, Mexican, and Apache settlers to the brink of self-destruction, he feels reluctantly compelled to confront both life, and the...

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  • Kit Mcbride Gets A Wife

    Kit Mcbride Gets A Wife

    Barry, Amy

    "The four McBride brothers have their worlds turned upside down when their precocious younger sister secretly places an advertisement for a mail-order bride. Kit McBride knows that Buck's Creek, Montana, is no place to find a wife. Between him and his three brothers-plus little Junebug-they manage all right on their own, thank you very much. But unbeknownst to Kit, his sister is sick to death of cleaning, cooking, and mending for her big brothers, so she places an ad in The Matrimonial News to get them hitched. After Maddy Mooney emigrated from Ireland, she found employment with an eccentric but...

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  • Settling His Hash

    Settling His Hash

    Johnstone, William W.

    A chuckwagon cook who's also deadly with a pair of six-shooters, Dewey "Mac" Mackenzie is a man who has no qualms filling men's bellies with food--or lead. Finally cleared of a crime he didn't commit, he's able to enjoy the fruits of his labor on the trail without looking over his shoulder. But even his best served grub can be spoiled by those with evil appetites . . . After traversing California and finding nothing much to his liking, Mac Mackenzie is heeding his heart's call to return to Texas. Lucky for him, a group of cowboys heading for the...

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  • The Gunslinger's Guide to Avoiding Matrimony

    The Gunslinger's Guide to Avoiding Matrimony

    McLean, Michelle

    "At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, desperate-to-retire gunslinger Adam Brady has exactly two rules. And one of them is never, ever get married. So he'll be danged when his dreams of permanently avoiding the bounty hunter on his tail in Desolation, the only town where notorious men like him can find respite, comes with one helluva string attached. The town has a new rule: gunslingers welcome--if they get a job...or marry. Without realizing it, Adam stumbles into a big town wedding and accidentally marries Nora Schumacher, a sassy-mouthed mountain of a woman with legs as long as his wanted...

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  • Elmer Kelton's The Unlikely Lawman

    Elmer Kelton's The Unlikely Lawman

    Kelton, Steve

    "Hewey Calloway is heading north to Colorado, on a horse drive for an old friend, Alvin Lawdermilk, when he gets word that one of his hired hands is planning to rob him. After the plot is foiled, the fugitive horsehand is on the run and leaving bodies in his wake. Deputized to help bring the criminal to justice, Hewey is bestowed with a weight of responsibility that he's long avoided. Never known for his skill--or lack thereof--with a pistol, he can only pray that he and retired Texas Ranger Hanley Baker will be enough to put an end to this...

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  • Dark Night in Big Rock

    Dark Night in Big Rock

    Johnstone, William W.

    "Smoke Jensen is mighty proud of his son Louis for finishing law school. But he can't help being a little disappointed that Louis isn't returning to the Sugarloaf Ranch. Instead, he's setting up his own law practice in nearby Big Rock--a career choice that turns out to be every bit as dangerous as fending off cattle rustlers. The boy's first case lands him smack in the middle of a heated dispute between two riled-up ranchers over water rights. If Louis can't settle them down, the whole thing could blow up into a bloody range war. Then a scheming con man...

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  • What Makes Us Mighty

    What Makes Us Mighty

    England, M. K.

    Serenity is bound for the planet Kerry with a hold full of sealed, unidentified cargo for the planet's highest-ranking nobleman. The duke is a surprisingly genial man whose court brings all the fanciness and fun of Persephone's high society but little of the pretension--and, most importantly, he's got the promise of more work. Obliged to stick around while Inara is with a client--and hoping to score future employment--the crew settles in. The liquor flows freely at court, and there's food, entertainment, and comfortable lodgings to enjoy. Everyone is thrilled but Zoë, whose gut says something is off. When the duke's...

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  • My Name Is Yip

    My Name Is Yip

    Crewe, Paddy

    A revisionist take on the Western novel set in the early nineteenth-century Georgia gold rush features a fifteen-year-old mute boy and his friend on the run after commiting a major crime.

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