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John C. Horst Arvel and Chica Walsh, of course.
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The Mule Tamer

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Chica's Ride (Mule Tamer, #2)

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Marta's Quest (Mule Tamer, #3)

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Maria's Trail (Mule Tamer, ...

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Allingham; Desperate Ride

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The Case of the Silver Repu...

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Roosevelt's Boys

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Wrong Tails

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[image error] John C. Horst makes his historical fiction debut with Roosevelt's Boys, a saga of not only the Rough Riders, but the nurses and loved ones left behind in the Spanish War. While Roosevelt's Boys wasn't a huge departure from Horst's beloved westerns, he still manages to keep his distinct storytelling and penchant for creating impossibly likable characters. Told through multiple pers... Read more of this blog post »
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Rachel Plummer's Narrative Of 21 Months Servitude As A Prison... by Rachel  Plummer
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What struck me is the similarity of experience by Rachel Plummer and Sarah Ann Horn, another excellent read about this fascinating and terrible time in history. Emotionally, this is a difficult thing to read, but worthwhile to any student of history.
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A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Horn, and Her Two Childr... by Sarah Ann Horn
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A heartbreaking account of a fate worse than death, or in this case, a fate that caused the eventual untimely death of this poor woman. It is striking how similar Sarah Ann Horn's terrible ordeal was to Rachel Plummer's. A difficult thing to read, bu ...more
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Bedpan Commando by June Wandrey
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June Wandrey is one of those rare individuals that you might be lucky enough to meet in a lifetime. Unapologetic and politically incorrect, she wore her heart on her sleeve, likely since the time she could walk.

Her collection of letters is the perfe
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Barbara Olson's The Natural Beauty of Arizona will be of great benefit to both, the seasoned traveler as well as anyone not yet familiar with this wondrous land.

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The Fifth Wheel by Olive Higgins Prouty
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I would first like to mention that this ebook is flawlessly translated into ebook format.
Now onto the book. Although not as well-known as Stella Dallas or Now Voyager, I believe this, her second novel, is one of her strongest. The characters are real
The Fifth Wheel by Olive Higgins Prouty
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“It's like we learn to think something's ugly. Maybe if we're could all stop being taught that only certain things are right or pretty, or that only certain things are the way that everything else should be, you know, I mean physically, then we could start looking at things through fresh eyes. And then we're wouldn't look at things or people in a way that would make them sad or that would exclude them. It might even stop us from constantly trying to change our own body image, and maybe we'd just learn to enjoy what we have, enjoy what great gifts we've been given and revel in them instead of wishing they'd be different.”
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“Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
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“The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. Reality is an absolute, existence is an absolute, a speck of dust is an absolute and so is a human life. Whether you live or die is an absolute. Whether you have a piece of bread or not, is an absolute. Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. The man who is wrong still retains some respect for truth, if only by accepting the responsibility of choice. But the man in the middle is the knave who blanks out the truth in order to pretend that no choice or values exist, who is willing to sit out the course of any battle, willing to cash in on the blood of the innocent or to crawl on his belly to the guilty, who dispenses justice by condemning both the robber and the robbed to jail, who solves conflicts by ordering the thinker and the fool to meet each other halfway. In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. In that transfusion of blood which drains the good to feed the evil, the compromise is the transmitting rubber tube.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

“To find out if she really loved me, I hooked her up to a lie detector. And just as I suspected, my machine was broken.
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“The first draft of anything is shit.”
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Natasha Slight Thanks for the friend invite, John!

message 8: by Miss Deva (last edited Aug 13, 2012 07:37PM)

Miss Deva Thanks. :) I fell in love with it the first time I saw it and now I'm to reluctant to change it, lol.

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John Horst Thanks, ma'am. Your profile picture would make a great bookcover. :)

Miss Deva Just want to stop by and say thank you for the add and I look forward to reading The Mule Tamer III: Marta's Quest. :)

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John Horst Heaven:

Thanks very much. I am working on the finishing touches and you will be at the top of the list for a copy. John

Heaven Morgan Hey John!
I appologize for the delay. Internet issues! I am highly excited that there is a sequel. I will, without a doubt, be looking forward to reading it and thank you again so much! Although yours was not the first book I won it was the first I received and that lovely card topped it off! Nothing has beat it yet! I will definately looking forward to the next book by Mr. John Horst! :)
Have a great rest of your week!

message 3: by John (last edited Mar 29, 2012 02:56AM)

John Horst Dear Heaven:

What a great note to wake up to on a Thursday morning! You will be pleased to know that Chica is quite prominent in The Mule Tamer II, Chica's Ride, so stay tuned, and I'll get you a free copy as soon as it is completed, hopefully by May 2012. John

Heaven Morgan I wanted to thank you for the lovely card that accompanied The Mule Tamer. I'll be giving a full review soon as I'm almost done reading and have had trouble tearing myself away from the book. I love Chica and wish she showed up more! Love it! Thanks again John for a fabulously written western!

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John Horst "A mighty fine, meandering Western" ~ Kirkus Reviews

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