A BRAND-NEW ADVENTURE FROM SPUR AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR IRENE BENNET BROWN
Here is a time and place (Kansas, 1900) rigorously evoked, down to every minor character and filmic detail. —MOLLY GLOSS, award-winning author of The Jump-Off Creek and The Hearts of Horses
I was rooting for this plucky and likable heroine and her mules all the way.—MAX MCCOY, author of Indiana Jones adventures and award-winning westerns
Miss Royal's Mules can be likened to author Elmer Kelton's ""gentle"" westerns and is a page-turning gem. In 1900 a steadfast and feisty young woman, Jocelyn Belle Royal, joins a mule drive to earn back her Kansas, Flint Hills farm lost to the bank. Entanglements over the mules, outlaws, women's suffrage, and a disagreement over the governor's mansion, test her mettle to the limit. Jocelyn can't give up if 'home' will ever again be more than a few belongings tied in a shawl, all that she owns."
About the Author
Irene Bennett Brown enjoys using Kansas, where she was born, as background for her historical novels. These include The Plainswoman, a Western Writers of America Spur Award finalist and Brown's young adult novel, Before the Lark, winner of a Western Writers of America Spur Award and nomination for the Mark Twain Award. Miss Royal's Mules is an adult sequel to Before the Lark. The author lives with her husband, Bob, a retired research chemist, on two fruitful acres along the Santiam River in Oregon.