Judy Alter

1 Murder at the Blue Plate Cafe

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-01-10
Description :  Small towns are supposed to be idyllic and peaceful, but when Kate Chambers returns to her hometown of Wheeler, Texas, she soon learns it is not the comfortable place it was when she grew up. First there's Gram's sudden death, which leaves her suspicious, and then the death of her married sister's lover. Kate runs Gram's restaurant, the Blue Plate Café, but she must defend her sister against a murder charge, solve the murders to keep her business open, and figure out where the café's profits are going. Even Kate begins to wonder about the twin sister she has a love-hate relationship with. Gram guides Kate through it all, though Kate's never quite sure she's hearing Gram—and sometimes Gram's guidance is really off the wall.

2 Sundance, Butch and Me (Real Women of the American West, Book 2)

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Western 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-03-29
Description :  She was born Martha Baird, but history will always remember her as Etta Place, the woman who rode with the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Sundance, Butch and Me is history transformed into an exciting fiction a novel that captures all the drama, passion, and adventure of one of the West’s most amazing lives.<br /><br /> REVIEWS:<br /> "...a realistic portrayal of historic events that touches the imagination and stirs the spirit."—The Literary Times<br /> "...meticulous researched... a skillful first-person narrative."—Publishers Weekly<br /><br /> MEET JUDY ALTER:<br /> Judy Alter is an award-winning author who enjoys writing about women of the American West.&#xa0; Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award and the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement, Judy also enjoys writing mysteries. A single mother of four and the grandmother of seven, Judy and her two dogs call Fort Worth, Texas home.

3 Libbie (Real Women of the American West, Book 1)

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Western 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-03-29
Description :  Set against the vivid backdrop of the American frontier, Libbie is a rich and unforgettable story filled with passion and suspense, danger and heartbreak... a story that breathes life into an extraordinary woman of history—and a rare and remarkable love.<br /><br /> REVIEWS:<br /> "Libbie is probably the book Mrs. Custer would have written had she not been determined to protect her husband's name." ~Elmer Kelton<br /> "A wondrous, intimate story of an unsung heroine of the West." ~Romantic Times<br /> "Rings authentically true.... Brilliant and memorable.... Kudos to Ms. Alter for a refreshingly unique story." ~Affair de Coeur<br /><br /> MEET JUDY ALTER:<br /> Judy Alter is an award-winning author who enjoys writing about women of the American West.&#xa0; Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award and the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement, Judy also enjoys writing mysteries. A single mother of four and the grandmother of seven, Judy and her two dogs call Fort Worth, Texas home.

4 The Art of Candle Dipping

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-02-02
Description :  Told from a young girl's point of view, this story recounts an incident when Comanches threatened a pioneer family in North Texas. The mother was dipping candles when the Indians appeared and used the hot wax as a defense. Based on a true incident from the files of the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth, Texas, where the actual cabin, with it's vat for hot wax, is located.

5 Mattie

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2010-12-10
Description :  Against the background of sparsley settled western Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century, Mattie tells the story of a pioneer woman physician. Through the years of her practice, Mattie finds romance and disappointment, battles won and loved ones lost. She endures to find a richness she could only find on the plains. A realistic portrait of life on the plains and one unforgettable woman.

6 Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas

Author : Lois Winston, Allison Brennan, Laura Griffin, Camille Minichino, Heather Haven, Jonnie Jacobs, Judy Alter, Maggie Toussaint, Mary Kennedy, Vinnie Hansen & Rita Lakin
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-09-05
Description :  10 mystery novellas&#xa0;featuring murder &amp; assorted mayhem by 10 critically acclaimed, award-winning&#xa0;&amp; bestselling authors. Each&#xa0;a tie-in to an established multi-book series—a total of nearly 700 pgs. of amateur sleuth, caper, cozy &amp;&#xa0;female P.I. mysteries.<br /><br /><i>Frosted</i>, A Moreno &amp; Hart Novella by Allison Brennan &amp; Laura Griffin—Three years ago LAPD Detective Scarlet Moreno and rookie cop Krista Hart were nearly killed during a botched sting operation. Now&#xa0;they’re best friends and partners in the Orange County private investigation firm of Moreno &amp; Hart. But their routine assignments are anything but safe.<br /><br /><i>Crewel Intentions</i>, An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Novella by Lois Winston—Craft editor Anastasia Pollack receives a desperate call from former fashion editor Erica Milano, now in Witness Protection. Erica is being stalked and is afraid to notify the authorities. She once saved Anastasia’s life. Will Anastasia be able to return the favor before the stalker strikes?<br /><br /><i>No Quarter</i>, A Cleopatra Jones Novella by Maggie Toussaint—Amnesia, the doctor says when accountant Cleopatra Jones wakes in a distant hospital. Hours later most of her memory returns. Detective Jack Martinez visits Cleo’s nearby wealthy client, only she’s dead and broke. To Cleo’s horror, she’s a murder suspect. Will she totally recover her memory before the killer returns?<br /><br /><i>What the Widow Knew, </i>A Kali-O’Brien Novella by Jonnie Jacobs—Attorney Kali O’Brien takes on the case of a young woman accused of murdering her much older,&#xa0;rich husband. As evidence mounts and&#xa0;possible suspects are eliminated, Kali’s doubts about her client’s innocence grow. Meanwhile, Kali is also grappling with her feelings for longtime boyfriend Detective Bryce Keating.<br /><br /><i>The Magnesium Murder</i>, A Periodic Table Mystery by Camille Minichino—While freelance embalmer Anastasia Brent prepares the body of a young bride-to-be, she learns the girl’s mother suspects foul play. Once again Anastasia is pressed into service as a sleuth, following a trail of clues in search of a murderer and justice.<br /><br /><i>Honeymoons Can Be Murder</i>, A Lee Alvarez Novella by Heather Haven— When PI Lee Alvarez goes on her honeymoon with bridegroom&#xa0;Gurn Hanson, they find a dead woman practically on their doorstep. Kauai breezes may be soft, but there are gale force winds of accusation against Gurn. Will Lee find the real killer before her new hubby gets sent to a Hawaiian hoosegow?<br /><br /><i>Smoked Meat</i>, A Carol Sabala Novella by Vinnie Hansen—Baker and wannabe sleuth Carol Sabala visits her mother for a family Christmas get-together. It’s murder, in more ways than one.<br /><br /><i>A Deadly Fundraiser</i>, A Talk Radio Novella by Mary Kennedy—When radio talk show host Dr. Maggie Walsh and her pals start digging up clues in a scavenger hunt at a glitzy fundraiser, the game suddenly turns deadly. Will Maggie and her team be able to crack the case and solve the crime?<br /><br /><i>The Color of Fear. </i>A Kelly O’Connell Novella by Judy Alter—Kelly receives a written kidnap threat targeting her infant daughter&#xa0;Gracie. Kelly’s assistant Keisha narrates as Kelly and her family plot their precautions, but as time passes and the threat still looms, fear takes a toll on the family…and on Keisha.<br /><br /><i>Papa’s Ghost, </i>A Gladdy Gold Mystery Novella by Rita Lakin—Gladdy and her girls accept an assignment iat a famous resort in Key West, thinking it will combine business with pleasure. Once they arrive, Gladdy suspects something is strange. Not only is their client an unexpected shock, but so is the case of murder they are expected to solve. Can they succeed when a whole city is against them?

7 No Neighbohood for Old Women

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-02-08
Description :  When a serial killer begins targeting older women in Fort Worth’s Fairmount neighborhood, realtor/renovator Kelly O’Connell investigates, in spite of the pleas of her companion, policeman Mike Shandy, and her assistant, the colorful Keisha, that she stay out of it. Kelly knows a serial killer will hurt business, and she worries about the frightened old women in the neighborhood. And when Claire Guthrie, a friend and former client, shows up at Kelly’s front door announcing that she’s just shot her husband in the butt, Kelly becomes her champion. Kelly knows about bad marriages and bad husbands from her own experience. Then Kelly’s mom, the needy Cynthia O’Connell, decides to move to Fort Worth to be near her grandchildren. Kelly, a harried, hassled, and loving single mom of two young girls, unwittingly puts her children, her mom, and herself in danger and almost derails her love life.

8 Skeleton in a Dead Space

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-10-07
Description :  Kelly O’Connell never thought real estate was a dangerous profession. But while updating early-twentieth-century Craftsman houses in an older neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas, she stumbles over a skeleton and begins unraveling an old murder. The police call it a cold case, but Kelly knows she must solve the murder if she is to finish the house and sell it. She and her two young daughters quickly become the target of threats and vandalism, and someone is telling her ex-husband in California what’s going on. Tim Spencer arrives to protect his daughters by taking them to California with him but is soon found shot to death. Then a new client barges into Kelly’s life, and she finds herself facing a gun, a deadly killer, and the solution to the mystery of the skeleton and Tim’s death.

9 Trouble in a Big Box

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-10-11
Description :  Kelly O’Connell has her hands full: her husband Mike Shandy is badly injured in an automobile accident, developer Tom Lattimore wants to build a big-box grocery store called Wild Things in Kelly’s Fairmount neighborhood, and someone is stalking Kelly. Tom Lattimore’s pressure turns to threats when Kelly activates a neighborhood coalition to fight the project and tries to find out who is stalking her and why. Mike is both powerless to stop her and physically unable to protect her and his family. After their house is smoke-bombed and Kelly survives an amateur attack on her life, she comes close to an unwanted trip to Mexico from which she might never return.

10 The Color of Fear

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-05-16
Description :  <i>The Color of Fear </i>marks Judy Alter’s return to mystery fiction and the Kelly O’Connell series after an absence of more than a year. This time, the indomitable Keisha narrates the short tale wherein Kelly and her family live under the threat of infant Gracie’s kidnapping. The story serves as a reprise of many of the previous novels in the series, as Keisha, in her search for the kidnapper, recalls Kelly’s earlier adventures. And the fear for Gracie colors the overall story,<br /><br />Keisha remains outspoken and independent as she balances her need to protect Kelly and her family with her love for new husband, José Thornberry. Some but not all of Kelly’s friends and foes from previous stories appear here, along with such new characters as Clyde, the guard dog, and Cowboy, the homeless guy with a soft heart.

11 The Gilded Cage

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  United States  Books  History 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2016-04-18
Description :  Chicago, from swampland to host of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition, as lived by two leading historical figures: tycoon and hotelier Potter Palmer and his activist wife Bertha Honoré Palmer who fought for women’s rights and help for the poor. A story of love, major historical events, class warfare, intrigue, a forbidden love interest, and murder. A history of Chicago’s colorful Gilded Age.

12 Murder at Peacock Mansion

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Romance 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-11-02
Description :  Arson, a bad beating, and a recluse who claims someone is trying to kill her all collide in this third Blue Plate Café Mystery with Kate Chambers. Torn between trying to save David Clinkscales, her old boss and new lover, and curiosity about Edith Aldridge’s story of an attempt on her life, Kate has to remind herself she has a café to run. She nurses a morose David, whose spirit has been hurt as badly as his body, and tries to placate Mrs. Aldridge, who was once accused of murdering her husband but acquitted. One by one, Mrs. Aldridge’s stepchildren enter the picture. Is it coincidence that David is Edith Aldridge’s lawyer? Or that she seems to rely heavily on the private investigator David hires? First the peacocks die…and then the people. Everyone is in danger, and no one knows who to suspect.

13 Danger Comes Home

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-09-10
Description :  In Judy Alter’s Danger Comes Home, dogs, drugs and death take Kelly on a wild ride with a runaway girl and her abused mother, a relapsed former gangsta, and a drug-dealing gang in her own neighborhood. Add in an imperious recluse for variety, and as usual Kelly’s life is anything but calm. Husband Mike Shandy is right: she has a talent for trouble.

14 Murder at the Bus Depot

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2018-04-06
Description :  When four young men sign the rental contract on a Fairmount House, realtor Kelly O’Connell has no idea she has just signed a contract for chaos. But the racial tensions sweeping the country erupt in Fort Worth when a young black policeman shoots an unarmed white teenage thief who charged him. When the chief of police is shot by a sniper and Kelly’s husband, Mike, is appointed interim chief, life changes dramatically for Kelly and her family. More shots are fired, and protests, threats, beatings, and graffiti mark daily life in Kelly’s beloved city. She must protect her infant, reassure her older daughters, and support Mike as he deals with the racism and dissention creeping through the police force and the city. How can she keep her family safe and stop the hate?

15 Cherokee Rose (Real Women of the American West, Book 3)

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Western 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2013-12-03
Description :  Raised on an Oklahoma ranch in the early twentieth century, Tommy Jo Burns shuns traditional female roles and instead learns to rope and ride. At fourteen, she so impressed Teddy Roosevelt that he dubbed her America's first cowgirl.<br /><br /> Filled with dreams of performing in a Wild West show, Tommy Jo joins Colonel Zack Miller's 101 Ranch Show and takes the name Cherokee Rose.<br /><br /> Cherokee Rose can rope with the best of them and tangles with a few: an awkward ranch hand who emerges as Will Rogers; a handsome husband who resents her fame; and a wealthy gambler who teaches her how to follow her heart.<br /><br /> Inspired by the life of Lucille Mulhall<br /><br /> REVIEWS:<br /> "Judy Alter melds romance and western genres effectively... an entertaining novel with a memorable heroine and great passion for life." ~Booklist<br /><br /> REAL WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN WEST, in series order<br /> Libbie<br /> Sundance, Butch and Me<br /> Cherokee Rose<br /> Jessie

16 Jessie (Real Women of the American West, Book 4)

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-07-17
Description :  Educated, ambitious, and brilliant in a time not quite ready for her, Jessie elopes with the young explorer Charles Fremont, at the age of 17, defying the wishes of her father, the powerful Senator Thomas Hart Benton.<br /><br /> Jessie expected a life of boundless adventure. Instead, the two most important men in her life are about to alter the course of 19th century American history—but only with her help.<br /><br /> REVIEWS:<br /> "Lulls the reader into forgetting this is fiction." ~Publishers Weekly<br /><br /> REAL WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN WEST, in series order<br /> Libbie<br /> Sundance, Butch and Me<br /> Cherokee Rose<br /> Jessie

17 Desperate for Death

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-02-10
Description :  None of the pieces of the puzzle fit. What does the disappearance of a young girl and her disreputable boyfriend have to do with harrassment and threats against Kelly? How does a nurse in her doctor's office fit into the puzzle, and why are two men using the same name? Who is stalking Kelly and why?&#xa0;What does a surprise inheritance&#xa0;entail? Kelly can't make the pieces fit but she knows she must protect her daughters and the unborn child she's carrying. Come along for a wild ride of hostages, kidnapping, and someone desperate for death.

18 Elmer Kelton:

Author : Judy Alter & James Ward Lee
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary Criticism 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2011-03-21
Description :  When Elmer Kelton died in the fall of 2009, the literary world lost a consummate writer, a man the <i>New York Times </i>called a “novelist who brought the sensibility of the old-style western to bear on a modern Texas landscape of oil fields and financially troubled ranches.” Kelton was also a modest, kind man, always willing to advise a struggling writer or write a blurb for a first time published author, or assign publishing rights to his six masterpieces to a small university press.<br />TCU Press owes a great debt of gratitude to Kelton, and this volume, <i>Elmer Kelton: Memories and Essays</i>, attempts to explore just what it is that made Kelton its leading author.<br />Editors Judy Alter and James Ward Lee gathered together a group of Kelton aficionados who had either published or taught or sold his books, or were simply friends. In several meetings, they divided up the main themes of Kelton’s writing: Alter provides the overview of Kelton’s career; Felton Cochran, longtime owner of Cactus Books in San Angelo, describes how the friendship between bookstore owner and author grew over the years; Ricky Burk, pastor of the church from which Kelton was buried, talks about the man’s influence in his community; Kelton’s son, Steve, explains how Kelton’s career as journalist permeated his novels; Ruth McAdams, who has taught Kelton for years, explores how he deals with the themes of endurance and change; Joyce Roach delicately covers how race and ethnicity figure in Kelton’s plots and the development of his unforgettable characters;&#xa0;Lee gives readers his inimitable take on the Hewey Calloway Trilogy—<i>The Good Old Boys</i>, <i>The Smiling Country,</i> and <i>Six Bits a Day</i>; and Bob J. Frye takes a wry look at Kelton’s use of humor throughout his career. The book also contains Kelton’s own view of the history of the Western novel, a response to revisionist criticism. And finally Cochran provides us a list of most, not all, of Elmer Kelton’s extraordinary body of work.<br /><br />Judy Alter is the former director of TCU Press and author of more than forty books. Her most recent books are <i>Cooking My Way through Life with Books and Kids</i>, published by State House Press (2009), and, with Katie Sherrod, <i>Grace and Gumption: The Cookbook</i>, published by TCU Press (2010).<br />James Ward Lee is the author of <i>Classics of Texas Fiction</i> (E-Heart Press, 1987), <i>Texas, My Texas</i> (UNT Press, 1992), <i>Adventures with a Texas Humanist </i>(TCU Press, 2007), and <i>Texas Country Singers</i> (TCU Press, 2008), among others. He is a fellow of the Texas Folklore Society and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters.

19 Deception in Strange Places

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-09-02
Description :  A woman desperately seeking her biological mother, a televangelist determined to twart that search, a hired hit man, and in the midst of it all, a reclusive diva. Kelly has gotten herself involved in a dangerous emotional tangle this time, and Mike doesn't tell her&#xa0;to back off. Even when events take them from Fort Worth to San Antonio.

20 Katie and the Recluse

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Young Adult  Fiction 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2018-02-07
Description :  The Adventures of Katie Sheridan who learns to accept people as they are... While her own family is breaking up in Ponder, Texas, in 1954, thirteen-year-old Katie Sheridan is determined to get to know the town recluse, Miss Ina Fay Bagley. Miss Bagley has not left her big house in the middle of town in more than fifty years. Katie's mom is just the opposite; she wants to work outside her home, a daring idea in the 1950s. As Katie focuses on making her new friend, and on keeping her old ones, she begins to understand her parents and she learns to accept people as they are.

21 Callie Shaw Stable Boy

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-09-12
Description :  "No girl's allowed! No girls are allowed to work in the racing stables . . . Not even with your aunt's permission!" How many times had Callie heard the man say it? Not that Aunt Edna would ever agree anyway. Aunt Edna always said that horse racing coming to Texas brought "the devil amongst us," but Callie figured she knew better. The horses were so beautiful and the races so exciting, it just couldn't be bad. Callie also knew something else—even though she was a girl, she must find a way to be a stable boy.

22 Mattie

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-05-07
Description :  <i>Mattie, </i>the story of a pioneer woman physician on the western Nebraska frontier at the turn of the 20th century, is based on the life of Dr. Georgia Arbuckle Fix, and many of Mattie’s adventures come straight from Fix’s practice—the man with a hole in his skull, the drunken father whose liquor she poured on the ground, the cowboy whose tooth she pulled. But when it comes to romance, Alter took liberties with history and wove in stories of her own making. The blend makes for spell-binding historical reading accurate in details and setting.

23 The Perfect Coed

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-02-12
Description :  Susan Hogan is smart, pretty—and prickly—with those who love her, prickly with her academic colleagues in the English department at Oak Grove University. When a coed’s body is found in her car and she is suspected of murder, Susan gets even more defensive.<br /><br />But when someone begins to stalk and threaten her, prickly mixes with fear. Susan &#xa0;must find the killer to save her reputation—and her life. What she suspects she’s found on a quiet campus in Texas is so bizarre no one believes her. Until she’s almost killed.<br /><br />The death of one coed unravels a tale of greed, lust, and obsession.

24 Sue Ellen Learns to Dance and Other Short Stories

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-05-27
Description :  Fifteen stories t that are funny and sad, modern and historical, urban and rural. They focus on women in the American West peaking in their own voices, sharing the universal female complexities of time and place. Characters—old women, ingénue, bride, mother, lover, widow, homemaker, teacher, adventuress—in settings of dance hall, ranch, town, wilderness, and home, each on a journey of finding self, getting by, making do, becoming, longing, recognizing sorrow, rejoicing.

25 Pigface and the Perfect Dog

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-09-07
Description :  Susan Hogan thinks she's about to meet her maker when she confronts a rifle-carrying man, who looks like a pig, in a grocery store. Jake investigates the body of a young college student, shot in the back and found in an empty pasture. Aunt Jenny showers love on the new puppy a young man from the grocery gave her but she has to get rid of that heavy collar.<br /><br />Susan is associate professor of English at Oak Grove (Texas) University; her partner, Jake, is Chief of Campus Security. Aunt Jenny, the maiden lady who raised Jenny, came to Oak Grove to help Susan, who was accused of murdering a coed in <i>The Perfect Coed, </i>first book in the series How much help Jenny was is debatable, but she made a fast friend in Judge John Jackson and stayed in Oak Grove.<br /><br />Trouble in Oak Grove begins with the open-carry protestors in the store and leads to a shooting, breaking and entering, threats and an attempted kidnapping, a clandestine trip to the woods late at night. Will Susan Hogan land in trouble…or the hospital…again? Will Susan and Jake survive this as a couple? Susan is still prickly but she learns some lessons about life, love, and herself in this second Oak Grove Mystery

26 After Pa Was Shot

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Kids  Fiction 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-11-30
Description :  AFTER PA WAS SHOT After her pa is shot in a turn-of-the-century Texas gunfight, 12-year-old Ellsbeth James has no time to go chasing off after the killer. She has to buckle down and take care of her mother and siblings, B.J., Little Henry and Maggie. "Time and place come to life in Alter's bright, atmospheric novel set in Center, Texas during the early 1900s." —Publishers Weekly "Minor characters are exceptionally well drawn, and the whole concoction is as full of old time Texas flavor as a piece of Ellsbeth's special chicken-fried steak." —New York Times "Characters skillfully drawn through dialogue and action, an exciting and plausible plot, and a spunky, engaging heroine add up to a fine novel." —School Library Journal

27 Maggie and a Horse Named Devildust

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Young Adult  Fiction 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2018-02-19
Description :  Life for most young girls on the West Texas plains at the tum-of-the- century was routine with school, household chores, and sewing instruc­tion. But not for Maggie. Much to the dismay of her parents, she loves to ride, to rope and to live the life of a cowgirl. When the gorgeous wild horse she names Devildust comes into her life, it's love at first sight. Maggie is determined to train Devildust, herself, and has secret plans to make him much more than just a cowpony. And she has plans for herself, too, that include a life filled with adventure and excitement and wild west shows—a life that no one else had planned for her! "Maggie is a spunky and engaging heroine whose growing pains and triumphs will be shared by all young readers." —Judyth Rigler Lone Star Library

28 Maggie and the Search for Devildust

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Young Adult  Fiction 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2018-03-09
Description :  Maggie and the Search for Devildust In this second adventure of Maggie and Devildust, Maggie survives her year at Miss Porter's School for Girls in Kansas City, and returns home to Texas to continue her training of Devildust and to complete her plans to join the Mulhall Wild West Show. But the theft of Devildust and Lucille Mulhall's love for Pete the cowboy may combine to end Maggie's dreams of life as a trick rider in a wild west show. "Another fine read—well written, exciting, affirmative in its values." —Judyth Rigler, Lone Star Library

29 Maggie and Devildurst—Ridin' High!

Author : Judy Alter
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Young Adult  Fiction 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2018-04-06
Description :  Maggie and Devildust—Ridin' High! In this adventure of Maggie and Devildust, Maggie, an eighteen-year-old cowgirl at the turn of the century, realizes her dream of starring in a Wild West show in Madison Square Garden with her beloved horse Devildust.



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