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Thursday’s Featured Book

Double Crossing

Meg Mims 2011’s Double Crossing opens with Lily Granville, a beautiful, intelligent young woman who lives with and loves her father, trying to decide if she’ll defy him for the first time and marry a missionary bound and determined to take her to China. But before the final decision is made, her father dies of

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Diamondback: Shroud of Vengeance

Pick a Saturday afternoon, any Saturday afternoon, and grab your favorite beverage and perhaps a good cigar. Settle in for a couple of hours and enjoy “Diamondback: Shroud of Vengeance.” This is an adult Western, the 1970s and 1980s version of a pulp Western, and it’s just plain good old-fashioned fun. It’s the type of

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Broken Trail

Alan Geoffrion’s 2006 novel, “Broken Trail,” is an absolutely terrific book — one in which he invested more than five years of doing research to prepare for, focusing on and then combining two separate, but historically accurate, stories. The first was about the forced prostitution of young Chinese girls who were taken from the Far

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Destiny at Dry Camp

“Destiny at Dry Camp” is John Nesbitt’s newest novel. A man named Dunbar rides into the town of Dry Camp, and from the very beginning, he is a mystery. Others may figure him out sooner than I did, but the way Nesbitt wrote the story, I’d just about have him nailed own, and then he’d

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The Big Drift

Today’s featured book is Patrick Dearen’s excellent 2014 novel, “The Big Drift.” It was recommended to me when I was working on my book “52 Weeks • 52 Western Novels” and was such a joy to discover. “The Big Drift” is one of those books you wonder how you missed and then want to run

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Just Shy of Mexico

This is the second in my new weekly blog series, Thursday’s Featured Book. The plan is to highlight a different Western book every Thursday, always from a living author. It’s a great way for all of us to find — and support — new authors. GP Hutchinson is relatively new to the Western world, but

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Redemption, Kansas

Thursday’s Featured Book is starting today and hopefully continuing on every Thursday for a long time to come, highlighting a different Western book every Thursday. Most of the time, I plan on the books being new releases, and candidly, I will be focusing on books that friends have written. Today is going to be a

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