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The dust was usually ankle deep in the streets of Tucson when the wind wasn't blowing it around. The merchants tried putting planks down at the corners for the ladies to cross on, but every wagon that came along knocked them apart and stirred the dirt over them until they were nearly invisible. It had been a good thought though. --- --- Fleeing the wiles of a San FranciscoThe dust was usually ankle deep in the streets of Tucson when the wind wasn't blowing it around. The merchants tried putting planks down at the corners for the ladies to cross on, but every wagon that came along knocked them apart and stirred the dirt over them until they were nearly invisible. It had been a good thought though. --- --- Fleeing the wiles of a San Francisco woman in March 1880, Jake Hollander arrives in a New Mexico mining town as the incredulous and outraged custodian of a pair of Mexican orphans. He's a hard, mean man of forty-five, former gun-slinger, present cardsharp, whose plan is to dump Paco and Urraca and keep right on going to El Paso and a new career as a saloonkeeper. But out of Jake's strenuous past step the publisher of the Arredondo newspaper and his sister, Carrie. And even Jake has second thoughts about entrusting two small children to the ladies of the Golden Moon....

Title : Dutch Uncle
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ISBN : 9780151269303
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 303 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Dutch Uncle Reviews

  • Marla
    2019-04-15 07:07

    I never read westerns, but I bought this at a used book store because there was no dust sleeve and the title looked promising. It's quite an enjoyable read by a skillful writer. The fact that there were kids involved in the story helped me stay interested, and there were plenty of witty western turns of phrase to keep me entertained. It made me want to read The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, also by this author (who, according to a Wikipedia article, kept her aspirations as a novelist secret from her husband and kids until they caught her in the act of manuscripting away at the dining table).

  • Brenda
    2019-04-05 07:17

    I think this is my top western book that I love! I have read it so many times, but I always seem to loan it out and never get it back. But I have two copies of it now! Found second copy. It is split in the middle of the book.

  • Dana Stabenow
    2019-04-17 09:03

    Gunslinger plus kid equals chaos.