Officially, the American Civil War ended with the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. However, many “sympathizers” on both sides of the issue continued to wage their own “private wars.”
This is the story of the “Hawk” family who were caught up in the bitterness and aftermath of the war. Jubal Hawk served four years as a captain in the Confederate cavalry. He returned home to find his home burned to the gro..
Arnie Rasmussen was big, with the general build of a young ox, and he may not have known much, but he knew one thing: He loved Katherine Mulraney. Sure, she was too good for him; she was beautiful and fine, and he was, well, just Arnie. Just as he was steeling his nerve to talk to her, she disappeared. Folks said she up and ran off with a fancy traveling man, but Arnie couldn’t believe that. So he set off after her. But the Wyoming Territory was a mighty tough place, an..
She was a young woman of courage, desert-born, alone, afoot and lost in the stifling heat of the South Texas desert, her throat aching with drought. Alaire Austin staggered on to reach a water-hole she knew existed. Where it existed was a calculated guess, and along with it, she would find Texas Ranger David Law. He was a strong man, masterful and ruthless. She had no idea that this chance meeting at the only water-hole in fifty square miles of parched desert would be the beg..
Golden Hawk. Half white man, half Comanche. Mountain man. Pathfinder. Wagon master. Army scout. A legend in his own time. An awesome nemesis to his ememies. But a bulwark and a haven to those facing the terrors of that raw, savage land. Perhaps this is why Kathleen MacLennan was so anxious to convince Hawk to act as guide for her wagon train. It's destination lay straight through Indian country where a murderous horde of Bannock Indians were attacking and killing wagontra..
Proud, orphaned, Katie MacLeod, along with her younger brother and sisters, left the bitter heartbreak of Texas behind and dared take-up their father's dream to build a ranch in the beautiful Chiricahua Mountains in southeast Arizona. Danger, adventure and desire awaited Katie in the arms of a seductive gunslinger, a fearless outlaw who lived by the gun. The MacLeod's braved the perils of a harsh, unyielding wilderness, faced Geronimo and his Apaches, and fought Ed La..
Young John Roberts thought life in Missouri exciting as he watched the border wars with Kansas turn bloody. But it was the stealing of a horse that got him in trouble. Escaping a hanging, he raced north and hid in a wagon train going west. The wagon-master intended to turn him in at the next fort, but when they were attacked by Indians, he changed his mind. Bounty hunters were soon on John's trail, and when one came close in the Willamette Valley, he left for the Washingt..
Sergeant Charles Windolph was the last white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn when he told his story nearly 70-years later. A six-year veteran in the Seventh Cavalry, Windolph rode in the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition, and the 1874 Black Hills Expedition. He fought in Captain Benteen's troops on the fatal Sunday, and vividly recalls the battle that wiped out Custer's command. Equally vivid is the evidence marshaled by historians Frazier and Robert Hunt.
Tap Andrews has left his past behind. He's no longer a Wyoming lawman backing down any mobs, nor a Brand Inspector dodging rustler's bullets. He has loaded up the wagon and is moving the very pregnant Pepper and their 11-year old ward to a seemingly perfect new family life in Montana. His old friend Stack Lowery has invited him to partner on the 50-thousand acres of timbered range land called the Slash Bar Ranch. There are a few surprises though, such as cows in the f..
Zach King, son of legendary mountain man Nate King, is at home in the harshest terrain of the Rockies. But nothing can prepare him for the perils of civilization. Locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with his sister's kidnapper, Zach wends his way through the streets of New Orleans like the seasoned hunter he is. Yet this is not the wild, and the trappings of society offer his prey only more places to hide. Dodging fists, knives, bullets and e..
Iron Warrior. The rugged pioneers in the Rocky Mountains fight from day to day, never knowing when warring Indians or cutthroat renegades will attack. When Nate King faces a foe that bullets will not kill, he can't depend on his rifle to save his life. If his cunning fails, King will end up as nothing more than another notch on his seemingly invincible adversary's belt.
Pepper Paige is tired of her life as a dance hall girl, and tired of fearing Jordan Beckett, a violent patron who has turned his attentions on her. When a stagecoach wrecks and an injured woman dies in her room, Pepper assumes her identity and leaves town. The dead woman was a refined, educated Christian on her way to marry a rancher she knew only through letters. Pepper chooses to assume that role. What she doesn't know is, the rancher has been killed by Indians and Tap ..
Francesca di Paoli, an immigrant fallen on hard times, reaches what she hopes is a safe haven in Jackson Hole in June, 1925 . . . only to narrowly miss dying in the historic Gros Ventre landslide. Hired as a cook at the Snake River Dude Ranch, she and the rest of the valley inhabitants watch a new lake form along a dammed river. Poised above homes and ranches, will the three-hundred foot wall of debris hold back the waters? Over the next two years of the Roaring Twentie..
Army scout, Indian fighter, bounty hunter, and great nephew of the legendary frontiersman, Daniel Boone, Jedidiah hung up his guns and retired to his mountain hideaway. But an Apache massacre and the kidnapping of two young girls changed all that. Jedidiah will need all his skills and more as he battles the harsh elements of the vast New Mexico deserts, and the warriors of the Apache in a desperate attempt to rescue the captive girls before it is too late.
A mysterious letter sends Bear Walker on a journey thirty years into his past, back to the town of Bannack, Montana, where old ghosts still linger and a man’s deeds live after him. Unfortunately, Bear is accompanied by Mad Muldoon, Eureka Gulch’s most noticeable lunatic and one-time cannibal, who begged to come along so he could visit his Montana kinfolk one last time...and then remembers, too late, why he escaped from them in the first place. As Bear Walker&rsquo..