Richard Gale, a college football star, travels to Mexico to prove himself after failing in every business opportunity that his wealthy father had handed him. When he arrives at an Arizona border town, a chance meeting with an old friend launches him into an adventure to save a young Spanish beauty from a ruthless Mexican bandit.Within the mystical beauty of the desert landscape, this extraordinary novel touches on many complexities of humanity, including honor, lust, vengeance, and love. And in this western classic, Zane Grey captures the grandeur of the true Old West as only he can.
There had long been a feud between the gentiles and the Mormons in Utah, a feud that Jane Withersteen, daughter of a prominent Mormon leader, chooses to ignore. When Elder Tull discovers that the woman he meant to make one of his wives has offered hospitality to an outsider, he vows vengeance. But Tull underestimates Jane’s courage and the determination of the riders of the beautiful—and dangerous—plains of the old west.
Glenn Killbourne and his fiancée, Carley Burch, find the lure of the mountains and the canyons of Arizona a strange test of their love in a tale that the reader will follow breathlessly, with keen satisfaction, from the very start to the dramatic close.
“They say I fell among thieves….I’ve fallen among saints as well.”
John Hare lies dying in the desert until he is discovered and saved by the kind and generous rancher, August Naab. As Hare is nursed back to health on Naab’s ranch, he finds himself irresistibly attracted to Naab’s adopted daughter, Mescal. But Mescal is being relentlessly pursued by Holderness, a man who is not to be trusted. Hare is soon drawn into a web of adventure and intrigue over land, water, and the heart of a beautiful woman, all set against the sweeping backdrop of the Wild West.
The story of a terrible gunfighter with a strange history and Columbine Bellounds, a lost child brought up by a stern old rancher who expects her to marry his rascally son out of gratitude.
This is an earlier Zane Grey work (1921 copyright) but it is well worth the reading. I would highly recommend it for the younger generation, boys or girls. I found the book very enjoyable. If you want to read a western about shootouts, and that sort of thing, then this is not your book. But for a good, descriptive drama, that grabs you and makes the pages turn, then this is the book for you. Rancher Bill Belllounds had brought up Columbine as though she were his daughter. Out of affection for her foster father, Columbine had agreed to marry Bills son, Jack-a drunkard, gambler, coward, and thief. But the man she really loved was cowboy Wilson Moore, and he was everything Belllounds son should have been. Then the strange, clairvoyant little man they called Hell-Bent Wade came to work at the ranch. You can believe me when I say somethin will happen, he declared prophetically. Columbine isn't going to marry Jack Belllounds. I loved to read the dialogue, Zane Greys books may be a little dated to the time period when he wrote them, but its still a good book.
In this classic and timeless Western novel, hero Vaughn Steele, a formidable Texas Ranger, will face a tough assignment that comes from within: revenge. In the good old days, Texas was a huge wide place full of frontiersmen, ranchers, farmers, cowpokes, shiftless no-accounts, happy shooters, drunks, rascals, and politicians; Texas had it all. In those days, the mighty Texas Rangers were outnumbered a thousand to one. And the situation was even worse in the county of Pecos, where the law seemed all but helpless. But all of that will forever change when a Texas Ranger, Vaughn Steele, decides that enough is enough.
As the Revolutionary war draws to an end, the violence on the frontier only accelerates. The infamous Girty brothers incite Indians to a number to massacres, but when the Village of Peace, a Christian utopian settlement is destroyed, the settlers know they will have to hunt him down.
Lewis Wetzel, known to the Indians as the Death Wind, undertakes this mission of revenge. The stakes increase when he learns of a planned attack on Fort Henry, and must single-handedly turn the tide in this bloody boarder war.