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Lee Morgan dreams of raising the ideal ranch horse-one that has speed, stamina, and heart. On her Texas spread near the town of Burnt Rock, the high-spirited woman heads her own horse ranch operation. It’s an unusual occupation for a female in the 1870s, but as an expert horsewoman and a crack shot with a rifle, she’s quite adept at taking care of herself.
Determined to gain fame for her fine horses, Lee agrees to enter her magnificent coal-black stallion in a match race, never dreaming she’s about to set into motion a string of events that will threaten herself, her ranch, and her friend-town marshall, Ben Flood. As gamblers, gunslingers, and shysters descend on Burnt Rock to bet on the now-famous race, Lee comes face-to-face with sinister men who seek to destroy her plans. Her true courage and strong faith shine through when she embarks on the most thrilling ride of her life.
The first in a series of western novels, Stallions at Burnt Rock is a masterfully spun tale of a strong, virtuous heroine. It will captivate romance novel enthusiasts as well as fans of westerns and adventure.
Paul Bagdon, a lifelong horseman and former rodeo competitor, reflects his keen understanding of the horse/rider relationship in his writings. Twenty-four of his action-adventure novels have been published in the general market, and he is the author of 250 short stories and articles. Bagdon is currently an instructor for Writer’s Digest School and lives in Rochester, New York.