What happens when Native American myths come true?
A warrior and his Quapaw tribe were forced from their homeland in 1830s. Many years later in 1862, with the American Civil War raging, this aging warrior reappears--alone--on his native soil of Arkansas. He is back on a quest to recover a sacred relic he was forced to leave behind all those years ago. On his mission he encounters a runaway fifteen-year-old white boy, but unknown to the boy, the encounter is more than a mere coincidence.
The boy, Johnny, fears for his life as the mysterious warrior forces him to join him on the journey. Later he comes to realize if the warrior fulfills his quest, there is a force in the ancient relic that will change the world forever.
From the author of the popular historical novel, Chase The Wild Pigeons: A novel of the Civil War and the science fiction novel, Portal to the Forgotten. johngschwend.com.
New Mexico Territory, 1862 and with the Civil War moved back east the Territory has fallen to banditry and lawlessness, where peacemakers are forced to strike a balance between enforcing the will of wealthy landowners and curbing the activities of the roving gangs.
In the town of Armageddon that duty falls to Sheriff Buck Randal and Deputy William Swaile, who are outmatched and outgunned by the violent Kinney Boys who have swept into the county like a plague.
When Amanda McElhone is assaulted, humiliated, and robbed of everything that she holds dear, and the sheriff is seemingly powerless to investigate she falls into despair and hopelessness. Frightened, lost, and in fear for her son she decides to head west to California, and as she makes her plans she forgets about a strange promise made at the grave of her husband to a man in a shadow.
Texas Ranger Captain Rowdy Bates rides to Kansas to chase the rustler who stole his horse, Sugar. In Wichita, he meets a young U.S. Marshal by the name of Jack Black, and they side-kick up to pursue and capture the Bill Whitley Outlaw Gang along with Brack Cornett, taking the lawmen back to Texas and eventually deep into Mexico in their pursuit.
All the while back in Laredo, Victoria Lee Dupree awaits her trial and an almost certain sentence to hang by the neck for the murder of High Card Harry Brownstone -- an act perpetrated to protect the man she loved. Who is her secret love and will her beau arrive in time to save her from certain death?
Casey Ryan is a stagecoach driver known for fighting, gambling and drinking, but also for being the fastest one there is. Once he trades his coach for a Ford, things take a turn for the worse and Casey finds himself without car, money and job. In order to get back on his feet, Casey decides to start the search for the legendary Injun Jim's gold mine.
The Trail of the White Mule - Casey Ryan tried to settle down, but his restless spirit just couldn't take long. One day Casey bought a Ford and a tent, and went on a prospecting trip, leaving everything behind once again.
Bertha Muzzy Bower (1871-1940) was an American author who wrote novels and short stories about the American Old West. She is best known for her first novel "Chip of the Flying U" about Flying U Ranch and the "Happy Family" of cowboys who lived there. The novel rocketed Bower to fame, and she wrote an entire series of novels set at the Flying U Ranch. Several of Bower's novels were turned into films.
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Sheriff Cassidy Yates couldn't believe his eyes when he read the Wanted poster. His ex-deputy, and friend, Nathaniel McBain was both a wanted man and a member of Rodrigo Fernandez's ruthless outlaw gang.
There's nothing worse than a lawman gone bad, and Cassidy knows it's his duty to arrest McBain. But when he finds him, McBain claims the Wanted poster is wrong and his true intention is to infiltrate Fernandez's gang and bring the outlaw to justice.
Is McBain really working undercover? Only one thing is certain: when Cassidy learns the full truth about McBain's plan, it will test to the very limit the strength of his friendship and his duty as a lawman.
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Jessie Madsen has her hands full helping her parents run their small farm and boarding house while every fortune-seeker in the country seems to be flocking to her small town in search of gold. It's bad enough that claim jumpers won't quit trespassing on her property, but geologist James Kelsey, mildly intriguing and surprisingly handsome for an Easterner, seems more interested in her than the mining business. Jessie is certain she doesn't have the time or the need for a man, and after getting her heart broken, she has resolved never to fall for an outsider again. Add stolen cash, a fast-talking con man, and a pair of bandits, and Jessie is indeed up to her eyeballs in trouble. Will she soften her rock-hard exterior and let the geologist discover the hidden treasure in her heart?
Will and his brother, Joe Cannon each receive a letter containing only a forty-five caliber Bullet and scratched on the brass of the bullet were the words "A Bullet for Billy. Neither Will nor Joe know the meaning of this cryptic message but they do plan to find out. No one in Santa Fe know the meaning of this message except Bill and the man trying to kill Billy.
Delilah O'Reilly is a bright, beautiful,young woman attending school at the Annex, the sister school of Harvard, in 1890. She lives happily with her father; her mother's demise having coincided with her birth. She is wooed by a handsome, wealthy older man and when they marry, she feels as if she is living a fairy tale; her already perfect life acheiving unimagined heights. The euphoria is short lived and she discovers that her husband is not merely manipulative and possessive, he is an abusive monster. She flees Boston and his sadistic cruelty, fearing for her life.
She seeks obscuity in the vastness of the Wild West, alone and equipped with only her desperation and her horse.
Dancing with the Elephants is a suspenseful, romantic adventure that follows her terror and triumphs as she struggles to forge a path through the wilderness.
Author's note: I apologize to the previous reader' who endured a humiliatingly number of typographical errors. I have made great effort to correct this, ...