Riders of the Purp...

Lassiter, a mysterious stranger rides into town looking for revenge. Miss Withersteen, a naive heiress seeks to delay that desire. A masked rider, masquerading as a man and a former cattle rustler find love. It’s easy to see why Zane Grey is the standard when it comes to the Western...

A Woman of the Peo...

Even though A Woman of the People is a work of fiction, it actually goes into detail about what life was like for white people to be captured by Indians. A decade before the civil war, ten year-old Helen Morrison and her five year-old sister are taken away and sold as slaves to the Comanche...

The Feud at Spanis...

There is no genre of book better suited for movie adaptations than the western. The Feud at Spanish Ford by Frank Bonham has gun fights, breathtaking scenery, a one armed marshal and, of course, a little rugged romance. It’s a very quick read both because of its short length and because...

Thunder Valley by ...

Full disclosure: I am not a Western reader. I have read other Westerns, but only as assigned in school (Shane and a book by Louis L’amour, both of which I hated). I did not hate Thunder Valley. The story tracks the intended destruction of a town; a bully intends to buy out the town to sell...

The Sisters Brothe...

For someone that was a little apprehensive about reading a western, I have to admit I did enjoy this book. I was expecting a lot of graphic details in regards to violence and language but was pleasantly surprised that this book was no worse than other genres. The story follows the Sisters...

True Grit by Charl...

Charles Portis’ True Grit proves the age-old adage that “the book is better than the movie.” Portis has created in Mattie Ross the strongest voice that I have encountered in years—Mattie’s no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is, oftentimes comically understated accounts of people, places...

Appaloosa by Rober...

Probably the last genre I would ever consider reading is Western so I decided to read it first to get it out of the way. Not only did I finish the first book, I went on to finish the series and watch the movie! Virgil Cole is a famous lawman known for his ability to clean up problems in towns...