The Deserters: Michelle Tanner Going West - Part Two

The Deserters: Michelle Tanner Going West - Part Two

by Ron Lewis

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BN ID: 2940045954396
Publisher: Red Kittys Publishing
Publication date: 05/19/2014
Series: Michelle Tanner - Going West , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 877,371
File size: 159 KB

About the Author

Ron Lewis has had a life long interest and love of both history and westerns. Blending fact and fiction together, mixing real characters and those created from whole cloth, his stories are his views of the old west of the 19th century. Mr. Lewis’s roots in Oklahoma reach back to the 19th century when is his great-grandfather John moved though the Indian territories, and eventually Oklahoma territory yearly. He operated a traveling musical group who sold a panacea concoction most often called “Snake Oil.” Eventually his grandfather, John Henry, settled in the Winding Stair Mountains of eastern Oklahoma, very near to Robbers Cave. John Henry worked for a mining company as an elevator operator. His grandfather was well known and all who knew him knew his credo in life. “I don’t want to be higher than picking corn or lower than digging potatoes.” Hearing stories from his father, uncles and grandfather about life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries kindled a love for those bygone days. Many of these stories are the basis for his writing.

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The Deserters: Michelle Tanner Going West - Part Two 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Millie_D More than 1 year ago
A refreshing change from the standard western and yet it still has the ring of authenticity. This second story in a series hooked me, a sad account of one the main character’s previous adventures. There’s a convincing portrayal of the hardships of life on the rugged, wilderness of the Kansas prairie of the 1860’s. A deadly encounter with a group of travelers with the Deserters of the title. Along with a rousing chase on horseback and gun battle between the good guys (well guy and gal) and the bad men. It feels like I see the events as they are told. The wording, the sprinkling of authentic old west slang, all make it feel so real. These people are full and believable, and the story isn’t overblown. The writer doesn’t try to make the story a modern adventure set in the old west. The story retains the feel of how it would have been, or maybe how it should have. I was hooked when I read the first story, now more so and ready for the rest of the series. Honestly, where has this author been hiding? Now, on to the next chapter for me! MD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this story after reading the first in the series “Ambush at Kansas City” which was free. I enjoyed the first one so much I had no problem buying this one. I was not disappointed the adventure continues – complete with dastardly deeds and a desperate chase. While these are staples of the Western genre, it is handled in a unique manner. There is a heart-wrenching account of one of America’s darkest deeds of the nineteenth century. The character of the “Old Indian” in the first story comes to the center of attention as he recalls “Trail of Tears.” His ordeal revealed in a campfire chat at night. The deserters themselves are three desperate men, Confederate Army renegades on a murderous spree in central Kansas. I’m new to this writer but not westerns, I put these two stories up there with any other short stories in this category. I find these stories to be well worth the read.