Four authors teamed together to write romantic novellas about the four Ames sisters of Horsefly, Texas, in the late 1890’s. The result is Wild West Christmas.
The first novella, Charlsey’s Accountant, written by Lena Nelson Dooleytells the story of the youngest sister, Charlsey, who can ride horses and rope cattle as good as any cowhand. But why would she want to rope Harold Miller III, an accountant from Boston? And can Harold handle a woman who isn’t the perfect lady?
In the second installment, Darlene Franklin introduces us to Lucy Ames, whose ‘aim’ is so accurate she goes on circuit with a Wild West Show. In Lucy Ames, Sharpshooter we find out what happens when she sets her sights on her boss’s son Gordon Paulson, a budding evangelist.
A Breed Apart is the third novella, the story of horse-training sister Sarah Ames. More than anything she wants to win the blue roan stallion and can’t believe it when drifter Carson Romero beats her out. Add insult to injury when Pa hires the drifter on and decides it’s time Sarah learned to be a lady. This tomboy’s tale was written by Vickie McDonough.
The final installment, this one by Kathleen Y’Barbo, is Plain Trouble. Eldest sister Bessie has watched her three younger sisters get married, but no one would want her: she’s too plain. Besides, Pa needs his house kept. But then Pa hooks up with the widow down the road just as Texas Ranger Josef Mueller rides into town on a hot case…the same Josef who coined the phrase Bessie Mae, plain as day when they were kids. How can he convince her he now finds her otherwise?
This quadrillogy makes a fun, light read for those who love Texas and the historical Wild West.
Vickie McDonough says
Thanks for posting this review of our book. Have a wonderful Christmas!