The Lawman

I love libraries. Their existence means I can take a line of books I rarely read (say, Harlequin Blaze), coupled with a very hit-and-miss for me genre (the Western) and an author I’m unfamiliar with (Patricia Potter), and voila! Even if the book is a total failure, I haven’t lost. Since I enjoye ...

A Promise Given

One of the reasons I seldom read American westerns is because the characters and situations are so consistent. The cowboys, ranchers, spinsters and schoolmarms, all seem to have been born and raised on the prairie or on the plains. I wonder where the immigrants are. Willa Cather or Laura Ingalls Wil ...