Mountain Odyssey

Author: Claude Sirmons
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434967328
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When Will McKay found the young Indian girl with her three-day-old baby almost frozen to death that Christmas Eve, he had no idea of the impact she would have on his family and his Colorado ranch. He rescued her and brought her home where she quickly became like a member of his family.Dan Short, the young ranch hand from Texas, who stood six foot four, soon fell in love with her and determined to make her his wife. After months of shy courtship, she agreed to marry him if her uncle, who was Chief of a band of Utes in Southwest Colorado agreed. When they journeyed to the village it started a series of events that would test both of them to the limits of their courage when she is kidnapped by a band of Commanches.This book completes a trilogy about a young boy who is sent by his father to find a home in the West where the family can live in peace and escape the hardship and persecution of the reconstruction after the Civil War. The other books are Trail to Trinidad and Will McKay.

Lost On The Mountain

Author: Elisabeth Williams
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450273947
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In Lost on the Mountain Laya Whisten sat and watched the life fade from her husband Cal as he was dying with scarlet fever. She was left to run a 2000 acre spread, called the Swinging W Ranch. She’d made a solemn promise to herself when Cal died that she would never get married again and she had kept that promise for 8 years. Until she met sheriff Cole Walters, of Butte Montana. She had risen on a cold December morning, made a circle on the window pane to see out, finding a menagerie of snow and ice cycles everywhere. She was headed to her cabin in the mountain and knew she had to get there before nightfall. She spent every winter there gather stray cattle, holding them in the barn until she could bring them back down the mountain during the spring. She saddled Nick, her favorite horse and headed into the timber line. When she was about three miles from home the snow became heavier making it difficult to see where she was going. She had heard a whimper coming from a bush near the trail. She slid off her hoarse to investigate and found it to be a baby wolf. The little wolf refused to let her pick him up until she had fed him several biscuits from her saddle bag. They formed a bond of love, which would last on through the years. He protected her, and found her, when she was lost in a blinding snow storm in the mountains. Her and the wolf pup encountered a grizzly bear on the way back to the cabin, as they were coming from sheltering Nick in the barn when they first arrived. During the night as she dozed in her rocking chair in front of the fireplace, she awoke to a noise outside the cabin. Thinking the grizzly had returned, she grabbed the gun from over the fireplace and silently eased to the window. She saw a silhouette of a man over the saddle of his horse. Laya found a bullet lodged in his right shoulder and knew that she had to get it out. She later finds out he is sheriff Cole Walters of Beatue, Montana and he had been chasing the outlaw who had burned his home three years earlier, with his wife and child trapped inside. Both died in the fire. Cole fell in love with Laya the minute he opened his eyes and saw her sitting by his bed waiting for him to regain consciousness. Even stressed from her administration of taking the bullet from his shoulder, she was the most beautiful person Cole had ever laid eyes on. It took a long time to win Laya over and return his love, but Cole refused to give up. He had to have her.

Mountain Scouting

Author: Edward Samuel Farrow
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806132099
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Mountain Scouting, first published in 1881, is a valuable instruction guide for novice soldiers, describing how to care for their horses, shoot accurately with their rifles, fix broken bones, and ward off diseases and ailments.

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Author: Wallace Stegner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101077894
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Bo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune—in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest. Stegner portrays more than thirty years in the life of the Mason family in this masterful, harrwoing saga of people trying to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century.

Nicodemos Of The Holy Mountain

Author: Nicodemus (van de Heilige Berg)
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809130382
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Nicodemos (1749-1809), a monk of Saint Athos dedicated to asceticism and learning, was one of the most influential Orthodox writers of the last two centuries. His Handbook, written during the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, shares an exalted vision of human nature, but a vision that proceeds from the truths of revelation as interpreted by the Greek Fathers, not Descartes.

Be Careful Of What You Wish 4

Author: Barbara J. Wells
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440149879
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A wish tossed out carelessly on the worst night in her life proves impossible to escape when a sista, Lindsey-Smith, a struggling songwriter, must confront a crushing childhood secret in order to end a sadistic serial killer's reign. She's lead into this fight for her life when seduced by an intuitive exotic Chicago homicide detective, Lieutenant Lake, who has hunted the monster for a year. He targets girls linked by a freakish tapestry that must be unraveled by those who wish to stop him. Only one person on earth can make that hell-of-a wish come true. Lindsey-Smith. She's got it like that because Satan made it so during his annual pursuit of his favorite drink, courageous souls with a dash of vanity on the rocks. It is Halloween, that one day of the year when earth spaces and hell's faces get horizontal in a parellel universe. Those caught on the rim are there by Satan's invitation to make a wish come true or die. While reading enjoy "Speak of the Devil" and "Jump On It", the first songs to accompany a novel and discover the name of the first female Olympic gold metalist.