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The Best of Frontier Tales
~ Volume 1 ~
with stories by
J. B. Hogan
Kenneth Mark Hoover
Ellen Gray Massey
Thirteen stories from the first year of Frontier Tales ezine's publication. Twelve voted Readers Choice and one chosen by the editor.
Join us in a celebration of the qualities
that made the West wild and wooly!
Praise for The Best of Frontier Tales, Volume 1
"It would be impossible to mention each [Tale] in the space allowed for a review, and choosing which to
spotlight meant leaving out tales that amused, enlightened and delighted.
"That said, two, one an amusing double-cross and one a double double-cross deserve special
"In 'Bottomless Bartlett's Beautiful Bride' John Putman tells of a con man and a madam who
each have a vested interest in arranging a marriage between two unlikely characters. In a turn
of the tables, they both get their comeuppance when their plans go awry in an amusing fashion.
"Ken Newton, Nasty Newt SASS 7365, penned 'Apache Gold,' a double double cross that will
leave you guessing the outcome for the first reading, then rereading it for the vivid descriptions
of life during the last days of the Civil War. Authentic, heartbreaking and very probably true to
the feelings of men left in the dark about the outcome of that terrible conflict, it is a masterful
retelling of an event that could not possibly have happened . . . or did it?
"Both men and women are represented in the pages, with the final well deserved 'Editor's
Choice' going to Nancy Hartney's haunting 'White Oak's Tale' wherein justice is served, and a
way of life honored.
"The book ends – far too soon – with final remarks by the editor, and an invitation to any writer
who would like to try their hand at keeping the Western short story alive."
–Death Valley Rose, SASS 28282L
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Since 2009, Frontier Tales has published short stories each month that deal with the raw edge,
where civilization crashes into the frontier. That clash is where the action is, and that's
what so many of us love to read about. Settle in your chair and take a visit to the Old West with us.
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