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Description: Mysterious gunmen, a note of warning, and Kyle James, a young hand on the TCR, has his past brought back to haunt him. Meanwhile, Stephen’s dislike of school, Mrs. O’Connor’s sick sister, and a man eager to own part of the Triple Creek, all combine to make life anything but dull for the Mavrich family and the members of the Triple Creek Ranch.
This did a good job making me feel the busyness of the round-up and the frigid winds of coming winter. I always I enjoy the Mavrichs, and the ranch hands were awesome too. I loved seeing Stephen's growth and Orlena's acceptance of her role as an older sister. ;) I especially loved Ky (because this is his book, right?), and the way the other ranch hands did their best to help him was pretty special. (And "Detective Bruce" is super cool! He needs his own series.)
Initially this installment feels unnecessary to the series but picks up quite a bit towards the end and brings a satisfying conclusion to the storyline set up in Rustlers. (I'll say no more.) My favorite parts were the beautiful Gospel presentation, the banter between Mavrich and Bruce, and the fire.
Just a note there is some intense action including a fire and children in possible danger. Common to the series there is sweet, married kissing throughout the book.
Altogether, I found this to be a fun read and a nice continuation of Ky's story. ;)
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