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Heath, Lorraine.
New York : Avon, 2002
ISBN 06604473414
The war was over.  Many of the boys had returned home but many had been changed by the War Against Northern Aggression.  Samantha's brother had lost an arm in the Battle of Shiloh.  He had also lost most of his confidence.  Her father had died and now her mother was alone with the children worrying about how to pay the bills and afford enough food for them.  As Samantha looked at the poster on the store, a plan was beginning to form.  The cattle drive was paying $100 to boys over 14 who could work the trail.  Now Samantha was over 14.  And she knew about horses and wasn't afraid of hard work.  If only she was a boy.  Late at night, she hatched a plan.  She cut off her long hair and left for town to sign up with the cattle company.  She knew it might be hard to pull it off, but the thought of earning so much money made her try.  What will happen to her on the trail?  Can she ever possibly get away with her disguise?  What will happen if the others find out?  And why is she feeling this way about the handsome cowboy who has been assigned to teach her the ropes?
SUBJECTS:     Cowhands -- Fiction.
                        Man-woman relationship -- Fiction.
                        Love stories.
                        Historical fiction.


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