The Legend of Obadiah Wilder: The Glorious Defeat of the Dickenson Gang

The Legend of Obadiah Wilder: The Glorious Defeat of the Dickenson Gang

by Erica Vetsch

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ISBN-13: 9781634094955
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Series: Cactus Creek Challenge
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 25
Sales rank: 97,558
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Erica Vetsch is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves books and history, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical romances. Whenever she’s not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, she’s the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two, wife to a man who is her total opposite and soul mate, and avid museum patron.

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The Legend of Obadiah Wilder: The Glorious Defeat of the Dickenson Gang 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a short fast-paced story that takes place in the old west. Obadiah Wilder is the sheriff who happens to shoot and arrest one of the Dickenson Gang. When the town finds out who he is they try to convince Obadiah to let him go so the town will not be in danger. As a lawman, Obadiah says no. When the rest of the gang shows up, can Obadiah save the town? Young Ben Wilder wants to be the sheriff when he grows up. Cassie Bucknell is only five years old, but loves Ben. This is a prequel to The Cactus Creek Challenge. I will definitely have to read it now. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but sweet. It fits in well with Vetsch's book "The Cactus Creek Challenge".
WildflowerMom More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a fun, action-packed short story, with a Wild West flare! Great setup for the full length novel, Cactus Creek Challenge, with the transition at the end too. Keeping law and order back in the 1870's wasn't an easy task, especially when a notorious gang rides through town, but Sheriff Wilder doesn't scare easily. A murder suspect who threatens not only him, but the whole town, makes everyone nervous. What will happen when the rest of his outlaw brothers catch up to him? A fun introduction to young Ben, Sheriff Wilder's son, who grows up to become the center of the novel to follow, along with his friend Cassie. Looking forward to reading Cactus Creek Challenge soon!
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
I thought The Legend of Obadiah Wilder is a fabulous introduction to the upcoming book, Cactus Creek Challenge. This was a really short story, but such a fun read. 5 stars.
eLynda More than 1 year ago
An Excellent Introduction to Cactus Creek! My favorite genre is historical romance, but I confess I don’t read many Westerns.  I’m not sure why; I love Janette Oke’s books and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, too, but somehow it’s not my “go-to” choice when I’m looking for an engrossing read.  I still enjoy them, and have several authors I read within this sub-genre, but when choosing an unfamiliar author, I will often pick a different time and place. When this short story appeared, however, by a publisher I trust, I thought I’d try it.  I am so glad I did!  From the first pages, I was drawn into the tale and read right on through in two quick sittings.  I found the main character to be realistic, and the setting of Cactus Creek and the minor characters who populate it to be interesting.   I was surprised to find a lot to love in this short story, including the fantastic historical detail like the Sheriff protecting his town from the wranglers who would pass through as they took cattle to market in Kansas.  For whatever reason, I never really thought about that aspect of a cattle drive, always picturing the wranglers as the good guys protecting the cattle rather than considering that there might have been some unscrupulous ones who left damage behind as they moved on. The other thing I really enjoyed was Obadiah’s integrity in his job as Sheriff.  His insistence on doing right despite the cost, even when others urge the easier path, was encouraging.  Given headlines we see in today’s news, I have to say it was a refreshing read.  I also liked the relationship we get to see with his son, Ben, and how he’s raising his boys to be men committed to the truth and justice. This short story is fascinating in its own right, but it also serves as an introduction to Vetsch’s upcoming novel, The Cactus Creek Challenge, and I am already hooked on the story enough to look forward to reading it and continuing the story, with a better understanding of the new Sheriff, the youngest son of the lawman we read about in this short story.  Try this author and see if you might like to visit Cactus Creek yourself—I’m thinking it will be a read many historical fiction fans will enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago