Susan Spence has always been intrigued with life in the American West during the 1880's. She researched historical accounts and first-person narratives as she prepared to write A Story of the West. She currently lives in Montana on an old sheepshearing station and is working on a sequel.
It’s 1968, a time of social upheaval. Sky Daly travels from Montana to California, a center of the radical movement. Her desperate attempt to preserve her lifestyle clashes with the hippies’ protests for change. Returning home tragedy strikes and threatens the family ranch. She is forced to leave, but eventually returns in a desperate attempt to save the ranch and realizes that change is needed.
Reviewers of this book say they couldn’t put it down and that it wasn’t at all what they expected of a Western. Sure, there’s a dashing cowboy, a lovely lady, an Indian medicine man and even Texas longhorns. There’s also plenty of action. But that’s where similarities to many books about the Wild West end. This is an engaging book of historical fiction that will hold you to the end.