Love Untamed: Romances of the Old Westby Joann Chartier, Chris Enss
In these pages you'll meet a soiled dove who longed for a fairy-tale romance but instead fell for an ailing miner; a quiet schoolmarm who risked life and limb for her adventuresome husband; a spinster who refused to reveal the secrets of her heart despite a proposal from a dashing, prominent rancher; an actress who found her true love when she needed him most; and a rich couple who lost everything except their intense dedication to each other.The romances of thirteen couples are explored in this book and represent the variety of relationships and love affairs that added color, controversy, and commitment to the unmatched days of the Old West. (6 x 9, 160 pages, b&w photos)
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"What fools we mortals be! My admiration for Frank Butler's poodle led me into signing some sort of alliance papers with him that tied a knot so hard it lasted some fifty years."
-Annie Oakley, 1925
Frank Butler eased his lanky frame up a mossy bluff to Shooter's Hill. A small crowd had gathered on the wide porches of the shooting club, and the people applauded as Frank passed by. He tipped his green hat with a jaunty feather sticking out of the band to the cheering audience. He was an imposing figure with dark features and a tall build; he wore a belted hunting jacket and stylish trousers. Frank Butler was a professional sharpshooter-one of the best shots in the United States-and looked the part. He studied his surroundings like a chariot racer would study the track.
Meet the Author
JoAnn Chartier is an artist and writer living in California's historic Gold Rush Country. She has worked as both a print and broadcast journalist and as a talk show host, devoting many programs to historical themes.
Chris Enss is a standup comic and comedy writer with an extensive background in radio and television. Her educational background includes studies in journalism and cinematography. Her hobbies are historical research and writing about the Old West.
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