There Will Be Consequences: A Biographical Novel of Old New Mexico by Loretta Miles Tollefson

Thank you to the author and booksirens.com for the opportunity to read and review this book. This is a book relaying a story about a revolution - or civil war - that took place in New Mexico in 1837. This subject matter was enough to interest me at first because I didn't know anything about… Continue reading There Will Be Consequences: A Biographical Novel of Old New Mexico by Loretta Miles Tollefson

True Grit by Charles Portis – Wednesday Westerns Book Review – August

"I have hopes that the marshals will get him soon. His name is Tom Chaney. He worked for us. I am trying to get action. I aim to see him shot or hanged."- 'Mattie Ross' speaking of her father's killer in Charles Portis's True Grit I'm going to admit right now that I actually read… Continue reading True Grit by Charles Portis – Wednesday Westerns Book Review – August

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey – Western Wednesday Book Review – June

Wow. Well, they do say this is one of the most popular western novels of all time. It's likely not a huge favourite of devout members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but... I found this book a challenge that eventually paid off. I downloaded an e-book version from Amazon several months… Continue reading Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey – Western Wednesday Book Review – June

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke – Western Wednesday Book Club – May

This book was on the “read-some-day” pile at my home for a couple of years. The some day came. I’ve seen two cinematic portrayals of this story (the ‘other’ movie version I’ve seen was Man in the Wilderness from 1971) and I read something or other about the historical events and characters at the time… Continue reading The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke – Western Wednesday Book Club – May

Review of Dancing and Doughnuts – Once Upon A Western – Story 2 – by Rachel Kovaciny

“Both were generally enjoyable. Dancing with the right girl could be sweet, like a doughnut. Neither one tended to last a long time.” I have read several of Ms. Kovaciny’s other stories, and while I don’t go out of my way to obtain ‘Christian’ literature, I have come to appreciate Ms. Kovaciny’s charming re-tellings of… Continue reading Review of Dancing and Doughnuts – Once Upon A Western – Story 2 – by Rachel Kovaciny

The Virginian Review

It was a curious mild Christmas day, with a sun that only sometimes shone through cloud upon the dry snow of the hills, bringing them to shine of a moment like fresh washed faces, when I first began to read The Virginian. Immediately I realized the telling of its story would be in a past-fashioned… Continue reading The Virginian Review