Burn English (Fiction) William A. Luckey, Five Star, $25.95, Hardcover.

William A. Luckey, Five Star, $25.95, Hardcover.
William A. Luckey, Five Star, $25.95, Hardcover.

Burn English unbelievably abandons his successful New Mexico horse ranch and drifts north. Contemplating suicide, he wants to get away from a married neighbor woman who broke his heart 20 years ago. Burn and his favorite mare blunder into various situations until he meets widowed Maggie, a homesteader with a cabin filled with defiant, opinionated teenagers who seem too modern for this setting. After a trite, soap opera run-in with Maggie’s female neighbor, Burn and Maggie get hitched. Horse enthusiasts might like the continual emphasis on bog spavins, horse apples and surprise foals, but this story lacks a strong plot.

Related Posts

  • englishhorses

    This 1800s New Mexico Territory range war tale includes barbed wire, rustlers, mustangers, rape, child…

  • By Nasario Garcia

    “My Wedding and Some Filthy Stuff,” “Peeing on the Father’s Feet” and “The Chicken That…

  • Johnny D. Boggs, Five Star, $25.95, Hardcover.

    Daniel Killstraight, a Comanche who studied at Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, returns home in…