This is a Western I picked up at the Dollar store while waiting for my ordered books. I am not big on Westerns but this was vividly written and very exciting from start to finish.
a very good family western novel. revolves around one of three brothers as he grows from childhood into adulthood.
I really enjoyed this book, it detailed quite a bit about the settlers of the old west and also family conflict, sad at times and heart warming at other, informative and colorful, and the ending was quite unexpected, but understandable considering the character involved.
Have you ever read a book that will forever remain engrained in your memory? One that you enjoyed so much that in some ways you hated to see it end? This is one of those books I will never forget! I have read many great westerns by Lamour and Kelton, but this was my first book I have read by Mike Blakely. I can understand now why he earned a spur award for this book, it is a sweeping epic that takes you through the eyes of a father, mother, and 3 sons during an era when the west was being tamed and in some ways destroyed by the advancement of the white man. Myself I could envision of how it all happened as the story unfolded in my eyes. I read this 600 page book and it was painted in a fashion on the pages that told the story for me like paint on a canvas. Whether you are in love of the western genre or a history buff, or perhaps one to curl up with a good book in the cold of winter. This is an epic story that you should read in your lifetime and one that will leave you breathless as the book comes to an end. The Holcombs will help you along the way in the book and help you embarq on a journey like you have never read before! The book only left only a couple of flaws that I might have changed, but that was in my mind and not Mr. Blakely's. Again that was in my mind, so as not to split hairs I gave the book the 5 that it richely deserved.
Extremely good novel. Reminded me of Lonesome Dove.