Issue #159 * Blog #38 – 2020 * Read Time: 4 minutes * Section: Book Reviews – Indie Authors
ThunderHorse Publishing Awards Mike Stone Texas Ranger, by Patrick Lindsay 3.0 stars out of 5
Mike Stone Texas Ranger was reviewed by the following associates of Joseph E Clay Dot Com the parent company of ThunderHorse Publishing and Spotlighting the Indie Author. The Star Ratings are added then averaged. That average is the number of Stars Awarded.
- Nina Turnipseed – 3.25 Stars out of 5
- Joseph Clay – 2.75 Stars out of 5
The podcast, Spotlighting the Indie Author features an in-depth review of Mike Stone Texas Ranger.
The Blurb Of Mike Stone Texas Ranger
Blurb as Written on the Back of the Book
Mike Stone has come to Texas, seeking to avoid the gunfighter reputation he was in danger of acquiring in New Mexico. He joins a cattle drive to give himself some money stake in his new home. He meets a beautiful girl, then finds out they have jointly inherited a property near Austin. Surprising obstacles stand in Stone’s way as he settles into his new life in a new land.
Blurb as Written on Amazon
A fast-paced western yarn that is hard to put down! Texas in the 1880’s offered both opportunity and danger. Mike Stone comes to Texas to avoid the gunfighter reputation he had acquired in New Mexico. He finds adventure and danger as he settles in near Austin with an unexpected inheritance and a beautiful new neighbor. He finds it hard to put the guns away when the Texas Rangers come calling. You’ll enjoy this western mystery with a touch of intrigue and echoes of a famous outlaw from Texas history.
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Mike Stone the protagonist left Missouri to go help his Uncle run his a bar in Cimarron, New Mexico. While there Mike also worked with a rancher who taught Mike how to use a gun. Mike was a natural and quickly learned how to use the sidearm. Mike soon became a deputy sheriff and dropped a gunslinger before the quick draw gun fighter cleared leather. Mike, worried about getting a gun fighter reputation which would bring more gunslingers to town to try and take him down give up his position and moved on. Mike wound up settling near Austin Texas and making friends with an old man named Miles.
Sarah Statton a Philadelphia Philly and a military brat was raised by her dad as her mother had past. After several years of not hearing from her Uncle Zeb the family received a letter informing them of his passing. Sarah was to see the lawyer about some documents that were left for her in Saint Louis.
Sarah’s journey started at the layers office in Saint Louis. Sarah was sure she was being followed by a man with grey eyes. One day when she returned to her hotel room it had been ransacked, but none of her possessions or what her uncle had left her had been taken. Sarah had a decision to make. Did she return home or continue westward to find out more about her inheritance left to her by her uncle.
This book has all the elements of a good western. Cattle drives, bank and train robberies, land disputes along with cattle rustling, shoot outs and kidnapping. Not to mention it’s a love story.
“Mike Stone Texas Ranger is one of the few books that I enjoyed the prologue and found that it was necessary as the time frame between it and the first chapter jumped 5 years. Without the prologue the reader would have been lost. It was well written and informative setting up the story.”Nina Turnipseed – Host of Spotlighting the Indie Author
“…I’ll stop there and sum up Mike Stone Texas Ranger in one sentence. This was a great story line but was not well written.“Joseph Clay – Host of Spotlighting the Indie Author
About Patrick Lindsay
Patrick Lindsay lives on a small cattle ranch south of Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Michelle and his horse Archie. He comes to Texas by way of Missouri, Canada and California, but has been happy to call Texas his home for the past 35+ years.
Patrick enjoys the creativity of writing and is thrilled to know that people are entertained by his work.
You can Connect with Patrick Lindsay using the links below.
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