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Palo Duro Mustangs

The Will & Buck Series: Book Three

For Readers 8 - 12 | Grades 3 - 7
by award-winning author

Alice V. Brock

Two Feathers, a fourteen-year-old half-blood Comanche, and his adopted brother, Will Whitaker, struggle to keep their home on the Pecos River Ranch. The boys are relentlessly attacked by Two Feathers' uncle, Yellow Hawk, who hates them and is obsessed with stealing Buck, Will's faithful buckskin stallion. The army won't help. Their neighbors can't help. So, the boys must fight their battles on the harsh, barren Staked Plains alone.
      The brutal winter and Yellow Hawk's attacks to capture Buck threaten the ranch's survival. Is Two Feathers Comanche enough to put his dream of his own herd of horses at risk by capturing mustangs in the Comanche stronghold of Palo Duro Canyon, the home of Yellow Hawk?
      Two Feathers must fight his vicious uncle and the angry war raging inside him. Who does he want to be—a half-Comanche living in a Comanche world but forced onto a reservation, or a half-white living in a white man's world where he is feared and hated? Can he find a way to be both?

Praise for Mystery on the Pecos—Will & Buck: Book Two

"I have given these books to my grandkids for Christmas. They love cows, horses, and reading. I loved them too. Very good read, reminds me of the westerns I watched as a kid. It's fun to see what these two friends get into."
~ Sharon Newton

"This book was released just in time for Christmas. This series is an awesome read for kids to teens. Full of adventure!"
~ Ashley Lyons

Praise for River of Cattle—Will & Buck: Book One
Winner of the Western Fictioneer's 2016 Peacemaker Award

"A compelling and triumphant introduction to the colorful bygone era of cattle drives. Alice Brock entertainingly weaves fact and fiction into a dual tale of high drama, where diversity and friendship must meet head-on to determine who survives."
~ Timothy Lewis, Host of the Writing Academy at West Texas A&M University, author of Forever Friday

"Alice Brock writes an enduring, factually accurate account of a time in history when the West was full of adventure."
~ Jodi Thomas, New York Times best-selling author of Welcome to Harmony

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Alice V. Brock learned to love Western books as a child when her father brought home a Louis L'Amour paperback and she fell in love with the cowboys galloping through those pages. Mr. L'Amour's books brought the West alive to her. The history of Texas and New Mexico are full of stories of those times. Her wish is to bring them alive for kids of today.
      Her chance to see cowboys in action came when she married and moved to her husband's family ranch in Iola, Texas. Now, she and her son operate the ranch with the assistance of her two granddaughters, AKA The Tumbleweed Club. These two cowgirls keep things lively on the Brock Ranch.
      The first book in the award winning Will and Buck Series, River of Cattle, and the second book, Mystery on the Pecos, have both earned Western Fictioneer's Peacemaker Awards and Will Rogers Medallion Awards.

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