SAMANTHA AND THE COWBOY
New York : Avon, 2002
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?
Cowhands -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationship -- Fiction.
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