Follow the exploits of a West Texas cowboy's journey to manhood at an amazing time on the frontier where wild Indians and desperate men could "chew you up and spit you out" unless you have enough grit to plant your boots and say, "No" and be ready to back it up with guns, fists and a prayer or two thrown in. Add an older brother who casts a long shadow over you and takes more than one look at your girl who just happens to be the loveliest of all Eve's daughters and you got the makings for a saddle string pop'n good yarn. Dwight (Buc) Keene is a life-time resident of Washington State and grew up on a stump farm the forth of ten kids and dreaming of becoming a cowboy and having a horse some day. He always maintained he should have been born in Texas. He met his wife Janis in a little country church the family attended and she provides much of the inspiration for the romance of this story. They moved to the Olympic Peninsula shortly after their marriage where they had a small cattle operation and he owned his first horse. They eventually moved to the Columbia Basin in Eastern Washington where he was involved in the hay and cattle business for several years while their family was growing up. The couple currently resides on a one hundred and twenty year old mountain homestead in the Olympic Mountains after having moved back to the Peninsula to open a feed store and gun shop. They have four grown children and eight grandchildren and Buc finds time between his family and business interests to allow his faith to inform his writing and love of humor, adventure, the out-doors and all things cowboy.