The township of Cheyenne Falls, Dakota Territory, 1875. A ranch owner and friend of Ulysses Grant asks the President for some help with the lawlessness going on in the territory. The President sends... More > United States Marshal, James Vaughn, to investigate the matter.
Vaughn arrives and finds the township and the territory to be overrun with road agents, troublemakers, loose women, unhappy Indians a corrupt Sheriff and another ranch owner bent on running things his way.
Vaughn begins the cleanup of the town with the help of a young deputy sent to him by his friend Virgil Earp and an ex-janitor hired by the previous sheriff.< Less
Dakota Anna takes place during the years 1917 and 1918. The setting of the story is rural eastern North Dakota, the closest city being Fargo. Fifteen-year-old Anna Schmitt and her family live in a... More > much simpler time, yet everyone is required to do their share of work. Opportunities are scarce for Anna and her siblings to leave their farm. Daydreaming Anna is impatient to grow up and experience the world beyond her sheltered life on the farm. When the occasion arises allowing Anna to live in town with her aunt and uncle and attend the local high school, she is thrilled with all the opportunities that come her way: a chance to broaden her mind, her circle of friends, and to experience first love. This is a down-to-earth account of what life was like for a teenager living in rural North Dakota nearly a century ago. Though the story is fictional, the historical facts accurately reflect daily life for that time period.< Less
Dakota Woods is a beautiful and magnetic girl with a deadly secret, and Radley Garnette is a shy and sweet boy with a difficult past. When the two are thrown together, beauty and tragedy ensue, and... More > no one knows if either one will survive.< Less
Mattie and Cora Sue Kellogg spend six weeks traveling on the train and riverboat to Bismarck, Dakota Territory in 1883. They discover quite alot about their father (who was murdered by Indians in the... More > Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876), and his friends from Bismarck.< Less
Natasha hates her life. her 'cinderella-like' aunt and uncle, plus her cousin make her life seem like a cinderella story. the only thing she finds interesting in her whole existance, is the horse... More > farm across the road. she finally finds the courage to run away from home, probably to the pleasure of her family. from horse farm to horse farm, this book shows what it takes to find a place in a world filled with nasty characters, and people who don't have the same values as you.
this is an easy read, not one of hannah gaetani's better books. a good book for younger children with a love for horses, and racing them.< Less