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Great tale highlighting a young woman's grit and determination to save her family's ranch. I did roll my eyes a few times at the almost non-stop disasters that befell her and the others on the trek to the Fort. Overall it's worth reading.
Morris Tate & his daughter, Gincy have a small homestead in Rathdrum, Idaho Territory. When Morris Tate is ambushed on their way home from town, Gincy is determined to hide the facts of her father's death & deliver the remounts to Fort Spokane to fulfill the agreed contract & pay off the lien on their property. A young girl with grit & determination, but can she beat the odds & accomplish what seems to be a job that would be almost impossible even for a man, let alone a girl of eighteen & her grandfather/uncle Thomas Red Moon. C.K. Crigger westerns never, ever disappoint but this one is totally outstanding. It is cleanly written & will grab you within the first five minutes of reading & hold you breathless until the very end. I absolutely recommend to any true western fan who loves reading a excellent tale. But, I will warn you...it's almost impossible to put down once you start!
Horses for military remounts and pack animals are ready to head for the fort and payment is more than enough to satisfy the loan. Gincy’s dad needs one more hand to lead their third string, sets out posters, and then trouble hits hard. Her father is murdered, the mortgage holder rides up to the ranch within a few hours, and she cannot let people know of the murder before she has the cash to pay off the soon due mortgage. Her choices, to take on a stranger who has just applied, and look for one more stranger, and hold onto her reins as doubt becomes justified and all is not as it seems and the delivery to the fort is a week away on a hard trail. A fascinating read, well worth the time.
What a wild story-line combined with humor, disasters and romance! There were times the hardships were somewhat overwhelming but the story moved on. If you enjoy a true old-time historical western, this is the book for you. There are debts to be paid, horses to be delivered and Indians that are family, all of which makes great reading. The book is not for the faint of heart as it boldly deals with the dangers of storms, stampedes and murder. Great book!
C.K. Crigger, in Liars Trail, exquisitely entertains...again! She is a master at story development, surprising repeatedly. Her character development adds an additional layer of interest without becoming burdensome. There is romance, yet not overpowering. Realism is convincing with obvious complete knowledge of the times, horsemanship and Indian lore. All this, and believable action as well! Great book!
At best if you like a book that goes on and on and on and on you definitely get your money's worth from this one. It didn't even have a conclusive ending felt bad for the girl to family and what a dumpy town they lived in but you got to make a mystery out of something but make a misery out of a mystery doesn't work for me appreciate the hard work in the effort into the story it was an okay story you know if it was well that's enough I shouldn't say anything you don't have nothing nice to say all I can say is the Arthur did as best with the knowledge she had at the time
Liar's Trail's characters, a young girl, a faithful Indian, and two questionable trail hands, are so well drawn I lived through the reason behind the lie, the storm, a stampede and sabotage with them. After "the end" Liar's Trail stayed with me thanks to a well plotted and smoothly written narrative.
I enjoyed this book tremendously. Great characters, an exciting story that keeps you turning pages to the last word, and even then this smoothly written western stays with you. I'm happy to give Liars Trail FIVE BIG STARS.