Lonesome Land

B. M. BOWER (1871 - 1940)

Val had come to Montana to marry a cowboy named Manley, envisioning a life of wedded bliss, freedom, and was anticipating happiness in her adopted part of the country. She would soon learn that the winters could be cruel and lonesome for a woman living on a ranch which was situated miles from the nearest neighbor. She would learn that her husband spent most of his time drinking. And she would learn that everybody has their own methods of dealing with the harshness and loneliness of the land she has come to call home. Val is determined to re-invent her notions about men and women, her new duties in life, and life as it existed in the relatively new West. At every turn, her will and her strength are tested. Would she find the strength within herself to overcome the hardships, or would she succumb to the reality of her surroundings? - Summary by Roger Melin

Genre(s): Westerns, Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Arrival of Val Roger Melin
00:25:26
Play 02 Well-Meant Advice Roger Melin
00:23:32
Play 03 A Lady in a Temper Roger Melin
00:17:37
Play 04 The 'Shivaree' Roger Melin
00:26:05
Play 05 Cold Spring Ranch Roger Melin
00:22:24
Play 06 Manley's Fire Guard Roger Melin
00:22:23
Play 07 Val's New Duties Roger Melin
00:22:03
Play 08 The Prairie Fire Roger Melin
00:24:23
Play 09 Kent to the Rescue Roger Melin
00:26:35
Play 10 Desolation Roger Melin
00:27:01
Play 11 Val's Awakening Roger Melin
00:23:42
Play 12 A Lesson in Forgiveness Roger Melin
00:23:48
Play 13 Arline Gives a Dance Roger Melin
00:29:57
Play 14 A Wedding Present Roger Melin
00:13:20
Play 15 A Compact Roger Melin
00:30:04
Play 16 Manley's New Tactics Roger Melin
00:08:31
Play 17 Val Becomes an Author Roger Melin
00:18:02
Play 18 Val's Discovery Roger Melin
00:18:45
Play 19 Kent's Confession Roger Melin
00:32:24
Play 20 A Blotched Brand Roger Melin
00:08:07
Play 21 Val Decides Roger Melin
00:17:51
Play 22 A Friend in Need Roger Melin
00:22:52
Play 23 Caught! Roger Melin
00:22:31
Play 24 Retribution Roger Melin
00:13:10