Abner Tate is a Civil War veteran who journeys to Colorado Territory after the war to find his family. He learns quickly in struggles with other men and the forces of nature to fend for himself. Battered by a tornado he takes refuge in a gulch that will become his home.
Amos Judson is an aging mountain man who adopts a Ute Indian boy and settles down to operate a ferryboat. As he changes from wild to civilized he is reminded that a man must remember how to protect himself when the villainous cousins of a competitor attempt to rob him.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Abner's Gulch & Judson's Landing held my interest from page one to the last. Duane has done a remarkable job with his first Western Historical novel. This book is packed with unforgettable characters...Abner and Amy from Abner's Gulch and Amos Judson and the little Indian boy, Gnat...later changed to Nate. These are warm stories rich in western history. This book is equally suitable for adults who are looking for good, clean, entertaining stories as well as for children. This one receives a 'thumbs up' from this writer and Duane Howard can certainly add me to his list of fans. It will be a pleasure to read more from this writer. Keep up the good work, Duane!