Seeking an escape from the monotony and drudgery of days-on-end army life, Frank Rocklin, an actor, approaches his commanding general with a bold plan to spy on Vicksburg and assess its military condition. Vicksburg is the last major Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi. This mission lays the groundwork for a proposition from Allan Pinkerton, the head of the Federal Secret Service. Pinkerton wants to send Frank and an acting troupe to the South, where Frank can pick up v..
Married life for Tap and Pepper isn't turning out quite the way they planned. The ranch is gone and they've moved to Cheyenne where Tap finds himself a job as acting marshal in a town that has little regard for the law. And it's not a pretty sight! He soon discovers just how hard it is to simultaneously hold off a vigilante crowd hungry for a lynching, control a wayward deputy who thinks he should be in charge, keep his lovely wife from worrying herself sicker, an..
When spunky Swedish spinster Lili Tornquist, age 29, learns that her widowed father will soon remarry a woman she detests, she leaves her Minnesota home to become the mail-order bride of a distant cousin, Gunnar Jorgeson, a Montana sheep rancher. But her new husband falls far short of his promise, and putting aside all she has previously believed about steadfastness and endurance, Lili abandons her marriage to make her own way in the notorious wide-open mining town of Butte. ..
Yoho's first novel, The Revival, dealt with life as seen by a boy. In Tales from Comanche County, an old man with a hilariously skewed education in history and religion looks back to summers spent listening to stories told on the front porch of his Uncle Jack's Comanche County, Kansas ranch. Cattle rustler Leepy Danfer lies amoldering in his grave. The Emperor of China has come to grief. A soft-shell Oklahoman met his maker while riding a unicycle. Why? Yoho will tell..
Tarzan’s enemy in this book is a Belgian traitor and an Arab chieftain named, Achmet Zek. Tarzan intends to ‘liberate’ more jewels from the lost city of Opar, unaware that his enemies know of his plan and they intend to liberate the jewels from Tarzan. The running battle becomes so intense that Tarzan is incensed to the point of losing his newly-found, refined demeanor and becomes the beast of old with a terrible ferocity. The apeman once again responds to t..
The legend begins when Tarzan's parents are placed on a jungle shoreline by mutinous seamen. Here they establish a crude residence and survive for a time until attacked and killed by a band of apes. But one female ape rescues the baby, takes it for her own and raises it among a large socially organized tribe of great apes. The baby grows to be a noble man whose great strength and keen senses compel the world around him to bend to his might according to the "law of th..
A romantic suspense, Tenderfoot takes place on a working Northwest cattle ranch in 1980, the year the world remembers for the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens. Corrie Stephens is eager to learn about ranching, but reluctant to become involved with a man – it’s just not worth the heartache. Rancher J McClure, on the other hand, has been alone too long. Tenderfoot draws the reader into the story’s strong emotions based on family, love, and the first-h..
Published in 1885, this sequel to TOM SAWYER tells an entrancing tale of mischievous boys during the old steamboat days on the Mississippi River. Huckleberry Finn and his pal Tom Sawyer run away from home and venture down the Mississippi on a raft. Until their final return up the river, they encounter thrilling, funny and pathetic incidents which succeed one another in rapid succession. The story especially depicts the old social order of that era and reveals its problems. Th..
Kimo knew that touching a village chief was a crime punishable by death. In fact, a violator could be beheaded or thrown into the boiling lavas of Mauna Lea. So when he accidentally ran into and knocked over his village chief, Kimo dove off a cliff top into the ocean and escaped to the City of Refuge on the Island of Hawaii. Will he ever be able to return to his village? Will he ever see his family and friends again?
Kimo's Escape is the first installment in a series o..
First published in 1875, this classic excursion into Mark Twain's Mississippi River country will lighten your heart even today. The characters themselves - Tom's aunt Polly, his friends Becky and Huck, even Injun Joe - evoke nostalgia for a simpler, more rural lifestyle. Mark Twain describes a people, and a place, full of affection, wit, and adventure...where a dark summer night in a graveyard searching for black cats, or even getting lost during a cave exploration ca..
The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling! No, wait! It’s just Landon Snow and his sisters– Holly and Bridget–who have hurtled through a trapdoor, and are now freefalling from the sky into the magical world of Wonderwood. But will they be too late to save their friends? The scene looks mighty grim as the evil Arcan army joins forces with the fiery dragon Volucer Ignis. Can a little girl lead a nationsafely through a forest of frozen soldiers leaking shadowy dem..
Meet Landon Snow. He is a small town boy just like you! He fights with his younger sisters, he is confused by adults, filled with doubts about God, and disillusioned with life, but a magic journey through the Book of Meaning will lead him into a realm where new friends are discovered and answers unearthed. Fall into the pages of Landon Snow and become captivated by this compelling story. Follow Landon into a fantasy world where books speak, chess pieces come to life, an..
Clare Hobb is weary of the strict boundaries her uncles impose at the family conclave, Hobb’s Mills. She’s in love with Larkin Wade, a handsome farmer her uncles disdain. During one of many trysts between Clare and Larkin, they find her beloved, brain-damaged father, Frank, vainly attempting to aid his brother, Samuel, who has been fatally injured in a wagon runaway accident. It’s a festering sore with her uncles that the mentally deficient brother the..
This venture into the wild kingdom thrusts Jane into the thickest of demoniacal plots as Tarzan’s nemesis, the dark and swarthy Rokoff and his rat-like lieutenant capture her with the intention of wreaking vengeance on Tarzan. But Tarzan assembles an awesome rescue squad; Mugambi, a giant native from the jungle who becomes the devoted follower and protector of Tarzan; Sheeta, a sleek and powerful black panther longing to apply fang and claw to those who would harm Jane;..