Absaroka by Joan Bochmann
Approx. 43,020 words.
Published on November 27, 2010 by
Raven Publishing of Montana.
Matt Reed returns from Vietnam to his family's Wyoming ranch only to find it barren of cattle and his father defeated after losing his wife to cancer. Banker Paul Pringle, Matt's long time rival, is foreclosing on the ranch with plans to cash in on its mineral deposits. To save his ranch, Matt must raise a lot of money fast. A lovely neighbor, a Crow Indian, and a wild horse herd help him.