Scalp Mountain


“My first thought; I will be nice and buy this western book by a woman and I 

12058527_1would go easy with the criticism. I could NOT stop reading. I think the characters were drawn to more resemble the true personalities of people during that time. All bad men (and woman) are not ALL bad. The plot, and characters are a tight weave of suspense, history and emotion. I have already requested, from Ms. Robb, her next novel. It is not out yet but I will be the first one in line to snatch up a copy. A very good read. I only save the 5th star for ‘Lonesome Dove.’ This book is on the front porch with that masterpiece.” Glen Rose, Amazon review



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By Julia Robb

It’s 1876 at Scalp Mountain and Colum McNeal is fleeing gunmen sent by his Irish-immigrant father. Colum pioneers a Texas ranch, a home which means everything to him, but struggles to stay there: José Ortero, a Jacarilla Apache, seeks revenge for the son Colum unwittingly killed.

At the same time, an old acquaintance, Mason Lohman, obsessively stalks Colum through the border country, planning to take his life. Colum has inspired the unthinkable in Lohman. In a time and place where a man’s sexuality must stand unchallenged, Colum has ignited Lohman’s desire.

Other characters include Texas Ranger William Henry, who takes Colum’s part against his father while wrestling with his own demons. Henry’s family was murdered by Comanches and he regrets the revenge he took;

and Clementine Weaver, who defies frontier prejudice by adopting an Indian baby, must choose between Colum and her husband.

Scalp Mountain is based on the Southern Plains’ Indian Wars.

Those wars were morally complex, and the novel attempts to reflect those profound, tragic and murderous complications.

Everyone was right, everyone was wrong, everyone got hurt. 

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  1. Hi Karen, I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you before this, but I didn’t see your comment. I don’t have a newsletter, but why don’t you friend me? I announce new blogs on my facebook posts. Bless you for asking.

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