Women also won the West. They were a hardy lot, willing to give all to make a go for themselves in a harsh land that knew no bounds of punishment. Of necessity, they learned the land, how to read men, and to use firearms. They learned their lessons well. Laura Sumner is such a woman.
1878 proves an eventful year for Laura. Her cousin Victoria, from New York City visits the Sumner Horse Ranch in the Colorado Territory. The Easterners soon find themselves out of their element. Laura proves that she is not only a Lady, but also well accustomed to life on the frontier.
Laura returns to her birthplace, Dallas, Texas to help her parents save their small farm from foreclosure. An unscrupulous rancher wants the Sumner farm for less than honest reasons. When the rancher threatens violence, she takes steps to protect them in spite of overwhelming odds.
The lady horse rancher's year continues as she and her best friend, Cole Stockton, travel by rail to San Francisco. Another adventure unveils as Laura again proves her mettle under desperate circumstances.
In mid-November, Laura is overdue back at the ranch and her wranglers fear for her life as Mickey, Laura's mount, gallops wildly into the ranch yard with reins trailing. A wild blizzard is hot on his heels. Laura is hurt and alone in the wilderness, and must use all means at her disposal to survive.
A novel of the Old West, packed with the drama and suspense of interpersonal relationships, outlaws handled with determination and six-gun justice, as well as personal hardship, and adventure.