Gallen…son of a South Dakota farm boy and a Tennessee lady lives with his wife and two dogs on a 34 acre farm in Lapeer, Michigan. While feeding good people with corn, soybeans and wheat, he shares life with rabbits, groundhogs, raccoons, chipmunk and deer, flocks of wild turkeys both feathered and not, hawks, doves, vultures, and odd varieties of fish (including pike) occupying a small 38 acre lake adjoining their land.
Raised in rural Michigan on our traditional American principles of honesty, thrift, hard work and self-reliance, he brings these time honored values to life through the words and deeds of Adam Pike and the cast of Western Settler Saga.
Working to complete his duty to find land, water and good graze for his kin to settle, young Adam Pike finds New Mexico a tad rambunctious. Needing first to settle the score with the scoundrel Aangstrom, his delicious encounter with a Spanish widow leads down unexpected trails laced with Mexican rebels, secretive lawyers and a kidnapping which must be avenged.
Published: January 13, 2013.
Fiction » Historical » USA
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Essex Dorner vowed he'd never help another person without pay until he heard her defiant voice refusing to quit lands left her by her murdered husband and father. Mean and bitter, Essex heard a spirit he could not refuse to help and so found a path from condemnation to redemption.
Second Helping is a Western Settler Saga short story featuring Marshall Adam Pike.
Dispatched by his family to find land with ample graze and water, Adam Pike faces a frontier unlike any world he knew. Razor sharp and built like a bull, he meets kindly ranchers, brutal cowhands, savage Indians and a seductive widow who show what was needful knowing to tame the frontier.