Vince is a mustanger with a solitary camp high in the Hondo Mountains, where he works his operation alone. He likes it that way.
Then, on a trip back from selling some mustangs, he comes across Julie, a saloon girl on the run from some bad hombres--two cold-eyed killers working for Kyle Allison, the down-and-dirty owner of the Wild Horse Saloon.
Turns out Allison had old man Gustafson murdered to take his mining claim, and Julie overheard them plotting the crime. Fearing for her life, she stole a horse and fled west, aiming for Colorado or Montana. Before she could make it, though, her mount turned up lame in the middle of the unforgiving desert.
Vince takes her back to his camp with the notion that, as soon as her horse heals up, he'll send her on her way. But then he falls in love with her. Before he knows it, her fight is his fight, and he's looking forward to a life with her.
They just have to survive a small war first.
Filled with characters straight out of a classic John Wayne western, The Mustanger and the Lady is a rousing tale of love, loyalty, and survival in the lawless lands of the American West, told with the authenticity of a real cowboy--legendary Western author Dusty Richards.
About the Author
But his lifelong dream was to write the novels he loved. He sat on the stoop of Zane Grey’s cabin and promised that he’d get published. In 1992, his first book, Noble’s Way, hit the shelves. He’s published 150 since, the latest of which, The Mustanger and the Lady, has been optioned to become a full-length motion picture.
If he can steal some time, he also like to fish for trout on the White River. Find out more about Dusty and his writing at www.dustyrichardslegacy.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
And shades of 1950's.
Needed an epilogue, just didn't seem finished. 165 pages, glad it was free. GJRA
Didn't want to put this one down. Didn't want to finish it. Looking forward to the next in the series. Want to find out who Vince really is. May /Julie is in for some big surprises in her future. I want to be there for them. Thanks, Dusty
I don't know much about westerns, but this book came highly recommended. I can honestly say that I now know a lot about the west--the lingo, the atmosphere, the lifestyle. Richards managed to bring the west to life for this novice, and one thing is for sure--he tells one heck of a story.