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I enjoyed this western novella set in the 1800's. It depicts the hardships faced by many settlers at that time but in Cowboys and Angels, we read about the plight of Jessi and Slade who meet in not so pleasant circumstances. Jessi's thoroughbred horses have been stolen and she tries to track them down. When she discovers Slade asleep at night with one of her horses tied nearby, she considers him to be the thief. Slade, stranded in the desert after Jessi leaves with the dun, manages to catch up to her on foot as she cannot travel in the desert with the horses because of the heat. When he reaches where he thinks she is holed up, Slade discovers she has been captured by Indians. He rescues her from certain death but then the story takes an unexpected turn...
A great clean read with likable main characters that held my attention from beginning to end!
Inspirational Author ~ Dolores Ayotte
Cowboys and Angels takes place in what is now Arizona. An 1860’s western, it has elements that immediately drew me – a feisty female rancher, the Arizona setting, and learning more about Native Americans. To my delight, I learned a little about the Anasazi. Slade Jackson awakes to find the horse he has is being taken…by a woman? Jessi Burke is rancher, raising a new breed of horse that would be known as Quarter Horses. Her herd has been stolen, and she finds a dun-colored one where Slade is sleeping. She is determined to take her horse back, even if it means leaving Slade alone in the desert with no way to get anywhere.
Thankfully he is a forgiving man, because when he tracks her to a canyon, he sees she has been ambushed by Apaches who have the herd of horses she sought. After he shoots three of the Native Americans, the rest ran off. For now. Jessi and Slade seek a way out of the canyon, and this time both are on foot. As they look for a way of escape, strange things begin to happen. Such as the wall in the cave appearing that separates them from their would-be captors. Such as finding where they finally can rest. They now await the rainy season, no more than a couple weeks away, when it will be cool enough for them to travel. When they find an injured, unconscious Apache, even though it seems foolhardy, Slade wants to bring him to their shelter. Slade’s faith, albeit wavering, did not allow him to simply let the man die.
I like both Slade and Jessi, even though in many ways they are opposites. Jessi has to learn to trust Slade when her life literally depends on it. Trust comes easier to Slade than to Jessi, but then, his face wasn’t the one who Nantan, the Apache warrior with three scalps hanging from his belt, had threatened to brand. In time, I even came to like and respect Nantan, even with the dichotomy of his role in his tribe and his faith in “One-Who-Gave”.
I enjoyed this story! It includes several components, but it shows how there is so much more going on than what we can see. I don’t know if spiritual activities occur in one place more than another, or to certain people (such as the Anasazi) more than others. What this novella does do is open the reader’s heart to the possibilities of how some of God’s work on this earth is carried out. At its simplest, it is a western set against an ancient backdrop of wild beauty with two people of differing backgrounds trying to survive the brutal desert summer. To those who enjoy clean Christian westerns with romance, and to those looking for more insight into the spiritual realm, I highly recommend it!
From a grateful heart: I received an e-arc of this novella from the publisher; no review was required.