By William W. Johnstone
SMOKE JENSEN, MATT JENSEN, FALCON AND DUFF MACCALLISTER—TOGETHER FOR the 1st TIME
They simply desired to get domestic for Christmas . . . yet destiny had different plans.
It’s December 1890. A Texas rancher named great Jim Conyers has a take care of Scottish-born, Wyoming cattleman Duff MacCallister. besides Smoke and Matt Jensen, the celebration bears down on avoid, Kansas, to make a livestock force again to Forth worthy. yet sooner than they could get out of stay away from, weapons burst off and a wealthy man’s son is killed.
Soon the force becomes a perilous pursuit, then a astonishing sequence of clashes with bloodthirsty Indians and trigger-happy rustlers. And the worst is but to come—the celebration rides right into a devastating snowfall, a hurricane so fierce that their very survival is at stake.
From the best Western authors, this is an epic story of the unforgiving American frontier and the way, amidst fierce storms of guy and nature, miracles can nonetheless happen.
“An soaking up story of Christmas with an aspect of magic. 4 stars!” —RT e-book studies on A Rocky Mountain Christmas
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Nobody knows for sure. All we know is that she left a note saying she wasn’t good enough for you,” Mildred said. “For heaven’s sake, child, why are you asking so many questions about her now? ” “She has been a wonderful mother to me,” Rebecca said. “I couldn’t ask for anyone better, and I love her dearly. ” “You know what they say, honey. Curiosity killed the cat,” Aunt Mildred said. Hearing the whistle of the approaching train, they stood up and walked out onto the depot platform. It was six o’clock, and the sun was just going down in the west, spreading the clouds with long, glowing streaks of gold and red.
Oh, yes, the Indian girl. But why her, in particular? ” “It was more than that,” Falcon added. “I knew the girl. And I knew her father. ” “Yes, I have heard of Bloody Knife. ” “I was with him when he was killed,” Falcon said. “I can see how that would make this more personal,” Judge Lathom said. “Well, Falcon, I not only congratulate you, I commend you for not letting your personal feelings get in the way. I know you were tempted to kill Deering yourself, and under the circumstances, if you had done it, there is not a man in the whole country who would have blamed you.
Do you have any idea what a marvelous time this is? Think of all those people who went by wagon train to California. Their trip was arduous, dangerous, and months long. Today one can go by train, enjoying the luxury of a railroad car that protects them from rain, snow, beating sun, or bitter cold. They can dine sumptuously on meals served in a dining salon that rivals the world’s finest restaurants. ” At the time of that conversation, Tom had no idea that within a short time he would actually be taking that cross-country trip.
A Lone Star Christmas by William W. Johnstone