This story begins in Washington State in 1893. The only thing Caroline Pruett has is her saddle & her horse King. In a way I could understand why she chose to get in a poker game & eventually betting King on what she thought was a winning hand. She didn't even have enough to feed herself...let alone a horse. So, hoping to win enough to take care of them both until she could fall into better circumstances. The only problem was that she lost. Micah Sutton was the lucky winner & in desperation, Caroline decides to steal King back from him.
Two people with one goal...get King back after he is again stolen by another card shark in the game.
This was a very good story but I felt like it could have been better had it not been quite so lengthy covering the same ground over & over again. After awhile I got bored & just wanted to get it over with.
That was my one main complaint because I like this writer & feel that she has much to offer the western fans out there. I would recommend it because it really was a good read other than a little slow in places. Also because unlike many westerns it's affordable which is also a consideration for many of us seniors who have plenty of time to read but sometimes not plenty of money to spend on reading materials.
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The Winning Hand Kindle Edition
About the Author
C.K.Crigger enjoys writing fiction set in the Inland Northwest, and lives with her husband, two feisty little dogs and one reclusive cat in Spokane Valley, Washington. A member of Western Writers of America, she is at work on a mystery series set in the historical west. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
...riveting from the first page to last, C. K. Crigger is a master storyteller of originality and identifiable flair. --Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B06XS9CQ62
- Publisher : Wolfpack Publishing (22 March 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 4294 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 256 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 348,449 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Caroline Pruett...rich girl who gets down on her luck...Reviewed in the United States on 11 May 2017
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A Gem Of A WesternReviewed in the United States on 1 April 2017
Caroline Pruett,19,has a way of arguing with her inner self to justify her actions. Glory! as she is prone to say, the action she chooses is to steal back her horse lost in a poker game to Micah Sutton, 24. In doing so Micah Sutton reveals how stubborn he is and how determined Caroline her can be. King, the thoroughbred stallion in question, falls into the hands of bad-guy Greenleigh who is responsible for life and death situations. I could not read and flip through my Kindle fast enough to see how it was all going to end. I was not disappointed!!
Fantastic!Reviewed in the United States on 11 April 2017
I noticed her writing was a cut above in the first book of hers I read, so went back for more. lt has a good balance of action and interaction as well as sentiments. No overly long, boring scene descriptions. good grammar, spelling and punctuation. Just terrific!
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The Winning HandReviewed in the United States on 29 December 2018
A very good book it had an excellent story any a very good plot. The story was very well written with a lot of twists it was interesting and I enjoyed it very much.
Took three tries to finish this book.Reviewed in the United States on 27 June 2017
This is a very confusing read with parts that say huh. It is somewhat difficult to keep focused on the story. Not one of the best by this author compared to other books.