This thrilling adventure novel tells the story of a famous real-life massacre that occurred on a Ute reservation in Colorado in 1879, three years after the Custer disaster at Little Big Horn.
The explosive situation between the Utes and the bullheaded Indian agent, Nathan Meeker, has been building up for some time because of Meeker's stubborn insistence that the Indians conform to the white man's way of life. Caught up in the middle of this conflict are two teenage boys, torn by their divided loyalties. Although Dave Madden and the Indian boy Tono have been close friends, they know that if the tribe revolts they must become enemies. The suspense mounts as Meeker continues to provoke the Indians, and the white men at the agency gradually become aware that they face almost certain destruction.
In Cuttle's Hired Man Bill Warner and Chick Newton are two cowboys who formed a friendship. Seven years later, Chick Newton encounters Bill Warner again in a small desert town in Arizona Territory. Time has aged them both, but Chick is sure that it is the same man, only Bill Warner denies it. His name, he insists, is Joe Tucker.
The Girl They Left Behind Them is an extraordinary story about big Jack Innis, who finds himself attracted to Stella Cornish, daughter of the local sheriff. The problem for Jack is that Miles Ogden claims Stella as his girlfriend and has terrified or intimidated every other man who has ever dared show any interest in her.
Speedy is a loner, able to outwit and outmanoeuvre even the deadliest men without the use of a gun. Speedy lives in obscurity because of his enemies, but in Red Rock's Secret, Jessica Fenton Wilson is on his trail.
First the joyous birth of Skinner's son Then the grim reality of murder in one of Edinburgh's prosperous suburbs. A man has been found knifed in a luxury villa. The victim had run a chain of launderettes, saunas and pubs throughout the city, but for some time the police suspected these to be the front for a drug-distribution network. As the murder investigation continues without result, it seems the killer was particularly cunning in covering his tracks - leaving no clues or leads to pursue.
But then another, seemingly minor, crime - involving property fraud - takes Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner in a new direction.
In 1906, Beth Jamieson is a little girl of eight, with honey gold curls and the sweetest nature. Her father is Mistress Fairly's right-hand man and when Nick's wife dies, Sarah Fairly treats Beth as her own.
Sarah's daughter Sadie takes against Beth and does everything she can to prevent the growing relationship between the small girl and Logan, her youngest brother. Yet as the years roll by, an encompassing love draws Logan and Beth together. On the far horizon the dark clouds of war are massing and although Logan would rather stay with Beth at Fairlyden, he knows he must fight. As they take their leave beside the burn, the lovers cannot forsee what the future holds.
1952. Raised by her father Angus and her Aunt Lizzie, Rona Maclaren is a flighty young woman, with dreams of becoming a model and no plans to continue in the family business. But when she is sacked from her job as a companion, she is set to work in the bakery. Inspired by the coronation, she sets out to improve the bakery and begins to promote the family business. When her Auntie Lizzie leaves, Rona finds herself thrown into looking after the house as well. Although not the life she dreamed of, she resigns herself to looking after her father and brother. But can Callum Scott offer her a better life?
For the Spender family, the ancient, beautifully kept house had seemed a godsend, an incredible bargain, almost a gift from its owner - a kindly man who merely wanted someone to protect the family homestead, to make Gad's come alive again. And it did. Soon a strong-willed, sensible woman would be overtaken by irrational feelings she could not control, all because of the unspeakable secret kept by the women who had lived at Gad's Hall more than a century ago... Rich in historical detail, suspense and romance, Gad's Hall subtly entices us into the realm of the supernatural with the tale of a house forever doomed by a young girl's powerful obsession.
1951, Brighton. With the excitement of the war over and the Nazis brought to justice, Mirabelle Bevan, ex-Secret Service, moves to the seaside to put the past behind her. She takes a job as a secretary at a debt collection agency run by Big Ben McGuigan, but when confronted by the case of Romana Laszlo, a pregnant Hungarian refugee, Mirabelle discovers that her specialist knowledge is vital. With enthusiastic assistance from the pretty insurance clerk down the corridor, Vesta Churchill, Mirabelle follows a mysterious trail of gold sovereigns, betting scams and bodies to a dark corner of Austerity Britain where forces of evil remain.
Although she believes nothing can come of it, ladies' maid Daisy March is eagerly awaiting the return on leave of naval lieutenant Jack Davenport, the brother of her mistress Georgina. She hopes that he will defy his family and declare his love. But before he can do so, she is accused of stealing and summarily dismissed. Daisy takes up nursing, but Georgina is also among the new recruits. When WWI breaks out, they are posted to Malta, where Daisy hopes to be reunited with Jack. When scandal threatens both girls, they renew their friendship. But tragedy strikes and it seems there will be no happy ending for either of them.
In the chaos aboard the sinking Titanic, Mair Parsons is separated from her infant daughter, Catherine, and her travelling companion and future mother-in-law, Ethel Jenkins. The disaster changes all their lives. During her repatriation to Britain, Mair has time to reassess her life and knows that before she can find happiness she must find the truth about her absent mother, even if it means leaving her beloved Wales and Catherine behind. Her search takes her to London where she becomes a Nightingale Nurse at St Thomas's hospital and meets the exciting doctor, Andrew Baxter. With new love and a new career, can she be truly happy?
When Jennifer Tucker arrives in the sleepy Devonshire village of Burracombe, she's searching for more than a place to settle...
Like the rest of the nation, the Burracombe villagers are shocked when King George VI dies suddenly. But the arrival of a stranger in the village on the very same day goes almost unnoticed - they all have their own concerns. As Jennifer Tucker looks for a family she hadn't even realised existed, the village gradually becomes involved in her search and more than one person is led to question their own ideas about families and what they mean.
In "Ride 'Im Cowboy" Tom Rawlins finds his identity papers gone, necessary for him to claim the inheritance of the Cross P Ranch in Arizona. He then witnesses a train robbery and finds himself accused of participating. Now there is another man who claims to be Tom Rawlins.
"The Sun Dance Kid" tells of how while down and out in northern Mexico, Jimmy Jones holds up Three Card Spencer at his gambling hall and makes his escape, only to be surrounded by revolutionaries led by General Torres.
A fortune was hidden in "Riders of Fortune" by the revolutionary leader, Don Francisco Pallacio, who divided a map to its whereabouts among his five top lieutenants. Crill Sadler has been able to assemble parts of the map. But now the remaining lieutenants have united against him.
Jet Cosgrave comes back to his home after five years brooding over the loss of his father's ranch to his smooth-talking Uncle Lin. He hires a crew tough enough to match Lin's own gang of killers. Not only does Jet have to fight his own uncle, but there are also the Polsens, the hill people who hate Jet almost as much as Lin.
Judy Polsen has loved Jet ever since childhood but Jet's romantic life is complicated by another woman. Alice Austin, the pretty Easterner who came West to marry Jet's uncle, wavers when she finds out what kind of man he is. Her protection of Jet, after he has fled wounded from Lin's gang, doesn't help the engagement any.
When the writer, Oxford scholar and photographer, John Jameson, visits the home of his vicar friend, Daniel Baxter, he is entranced by his youngest daughter, Daisy. Jameson charms her with his wit and child-like imagination, teasing her with riddles and inventing humourous stories as they enjoy afternoons alone by the river and in his rooms. The shocking impact of this unusual friendship is only brought to light when, years later, Daisy, unsettled in her marriage, rediscovers her childhood diaries in an old toy chest. Inspired by the tender and troubling friendship between Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell.
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