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The homesteader's daughter / Harriet Cade.

By: Cade, Harriet.
Series: A black horse western. Publisher: London : Robert Hale, 2013Description: 160 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780719808791 (hbk.); 0719808790 (hbk.).Subject(s): Ranchers -- Fiction | Dueling -- FictionGenre/Form: Western stories -- GenreDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: When fifteen-year-old Maybelle Cade and her family joined one of the last wagon trains heading West in 1875, their only aim was to establish a little homestead in Nebraska. They could not have known that they were heading into the middle of a vicious range war which would see them fighting against ruthless and violent men who are determined to drive them from their 160 acres upon which they have settled. So, when a series of confrontations between her father and a local landowner lead inexorably to a bloody climax, young Maybelle faces a notorious killer alone on the Nebraska plains.
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When fifteen-year-old Maybelle Cade and her family joined one of the last wagon trains heading West in 1875, their only aim was to establish a little homestead in Nebraska. They could not have known that they were heading into the middle of a vicious range war which would see them fighting against ruthless and violent men who are determined to see them from their 160 acres upon which they have settled. So, when a series of confrontations between her father and a local landowner lead inexorably to a bloody climax, young Maybelle faces a notorious killer alone on the Nebraska plains....

When fifteen-year-old Maybelle Cade and her family joined one of the last wagon trains heading West in 1875, their only aim was to establish a little homestead in Nebraska. They could not have known that they were heading into the middle of a vicious range war which would see them fighting against ruthless and violent men who are determined to drive them from their 160 acres upon which they have settled. So, when a series of confrontations between her father and a local landowner lead inexorably to a bloody climax, young Maybelle faces a notorious killer alone on the Nebraska plains.

Patron comment on 29/12/2014

This is one of the very best Westerns that I have read. The story is told by an elderly lady (over 100~) looking back at the time when she was just 15 and her family were homesteaders on the prairie. As a typical, stroppy teenager, she stands up for herself and her family against the villains and, when tragedy strikes, she sets out to take revenge. Very well written and the characters, especially our heroines family, come to life from the page. I don't think I have ever recommended a Western before but I certainly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a good tale, well told.

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