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Friday, May 2, 2014



 Judging by the size of his stomach, he was a very important man.
 –Echo Sackett in Ride the River, Ch 4

“How many are there? Of the Sacketts, I mean?”

“Nobody rightly knows, but even one Sackett is quite a few.”
–Echo Sackett in Ride the River, Ch 19

"Who the devil are you?"

"Not the devil, Mr. Sardust, but like him, I can open the gates to hell.  I'm Echo Sackett. You ready to go?"

It is 1840 ...

Sixteen-year-old Echo Sackett had never been far from her Tennessee home —

until she made the long trek to Philadelphia to collect an inheritance.

Echo could take care of herself as well as any Sackett man, but James White, a sharp city lawyer,

figured that cheating the money from the young country girl would be like taking candy from a baby.

If he couldn't hoodwink Echo out of the cash, he'd just steal it from her outright. And if she put up a fight?

There were plenty of accidents that could happen to a country girl on her first trip to the big city or on the journey back to her home miles away in the wilderness.

But never bet against Echo Sackett.


  1. I liked the first of the Hunger Games trilogy - but thought the remaining books were laboured. I haven't (and probably wont) seen the movie.
    One of my brothers loved Louis L'Amour, but I have not yet indulged. And this snippet tempts me better than said brother ever did.

  2. I haven't read the Hunger Games, not a fan of the author. I don't read much of this genre or westerns, no time.

    Right now, I'm reading Tony Hillerman's 'Skinwalkers'. Then I'm back to your ebook, "Her Bones. . ." My eyes needed a break from reading on the computer after so many hours in April.

  3. Elephant's Child:
    I saw the first movie THEN read the first book and liked it -- I read the second and thought I was beginning not to like Katniss. I finished the 3rd but disliked it intensely.

    I think you may like RIDE THE RIVER with Echo. CHEROKEE STATION is the story of a young mother who is forced to run a stagecoach station in Colorado during the Civil War to support her young girl. Her wit, strength of character, and courage make the book fun.

    Tony Hillerman is a great writer -- was Sigh. Do you have a smart phone? I would gladly send you the audiobook download for HER BONES ... It would be easier on your eyes! :-)