Take them to Texas, gentlemen!"
In a day and age where reliance on cellphones, computers, cable and fast food is essential, how many people actually have the chance to step back in time to experience a bit of our Western heritage? Charley Sunday's Texas Outfit!, a lighthearted, present-day yarn for the entire family, offers a unique glimpse into our Western history.
Charley Sunday, a sensible, sober-minded Texas grandfather, imparts the American Cowboy legacy to his only grandchild as he and several of his grizzled cronies concoct a 1,000 drive across 21st Century America . Four leathery cowboys, one insightful Indian, two strong-willed women, a two-gun oddball, a dog, and a little boy make an unlikely team as they trek from Colorado to Texas, continually running up against the forces of corruption. Finding salvation from the most unlikely sources, this rip-roarin' tale of faith versus greed will touch your heart, and take you back to a time where the lines between right and wrong were defined by bravery and honor.
|Publisher:||Behler Publications, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A cross-country cattle drive complete with cowboys on horseback would seem an unlikely occurrence in today¿s west. Using this idea as the premise for a modern novel would seem equally unlikely, yet author Stephen Lodge crafts a convincing tale in Charley Sunday¿s Texas Outfit! When a rich villain prevents Charlie Sunday from transporting his recently acquired 300 head of Texas Longhorn cattle by truck or rail, Charlie organizes an outfit of colorful characters to drive them home ¿ the old-fashioned way. The trip also presents him with an opportunity to provide his 10-year-old grandson, Henry-Ellis, with a character building adventure. Existing ¿livestock right-away statutes¿ supply plausibility for what would otherwise seem an unrealistic plot, but the drovers still encounter plenty of other natural and man-made obstacles along the way. Action packed scenes devoid of gratuitous language and violence create an enjoyable read for the entire family, but this doesn¿t mean that the story is bland. The author¿s flair for witty dialog keeps the reader engaged: ¿Used to be in Texas a man settled his own problems,¿ Charley said. ¿But that was when due process was a bullet.¿ Reminiscent of a quality western in the style of Louis L¿Amour, Charley Sunday¿s Texas Outfit! draws a clear distinction between the good guys and bad guys. Readers longing for a family tale where justice prevails will be thrilled with this modern day saga.