1. The Back Forty – (The Hammersmiths of West Texas) – New Series – Releases May 2024


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A powerful new saga from the bestselling chroniclers of the American West—the epic story of the Hammersmith family of Texas: the dreams they strived for, the ranch they fought for, and the railroad that brought them new opportunities—and dangerous new enemies . . .


1882. The South Pacific Railroad is laying tracks for a new line through the heart of West Texas. Tent towns full of hungry rail workers have sprung up overnight and some land owners—like the wealthy Murphy clan—are using the opportunity to get even richer.

Some families, however, are different. The cattle-ranching Hammersmiths have been working their piece of land for a generation. Texas is more than a business venture to them—it’s their home. A tight-knit clan of independent ranchers, they’ve worked much too hard to surrender their land to the railroad—or the greedy, corrupt men it attracts. But once they allow the rail workers to use their water from the back forty, the real battles begin . . .

This is the story of a new world emerging from the Old West—and one proud family determined to make the American Dream their own, come hell or high water . . .

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