Itthikan Samit Samit itibaren Glénat, Fransa
Stone Wallace, an accomplished actor, broadcast announcer, and celebrity interviewer has also authored 13 novels, one of which is Montana Dawn. Set in the western terrain of Nevada, Montana Dawn offers everything a western should: action, suspense, romance, murder, outlaws, man hunts, and justice. Montana Dawn, a restless spirit who sets out on her own at the tender age of 14, two years after the brutal murder of her father and the sudden death of her mother a few months later. For three years after leaving her home in Montana, she travels the country heading south. She has no real plans, aside from making her way to southern California. But her plans come to an end when she finds herself in Colfax Nevada, and meets Jed, a southern gentleman and store owner who is taken by Dawn's innocence and sweet spirit. Faced with a past full of instability, and an uncertain future, Dawn takes comfort in Jed's gentle demeanor, stable home, and his promise to take care of her. They are soon married, and she begins her new life as wife and homemaker. But soon after, their home is invaded by members of the notorious Chancer Gang, Walt Egan and Sam Bond. As the outlaws approach their home, it is clear that the third man is dead, sprawled across his horse. Jed and Dawn are forced to make accomadations for the men until they are ready to move on. At first Dawn is terribly frightened, particularly of the quiet and brutal Sam Bond who without hesitation shoots and kills their dog. However, Dawn slowly finds herself more and more attracted to Walt Egan and his outlaw lifestyle. What happens next sends Dawn on the run along with Walt. She fully embraces the wild and unpredictable life of an outlaw and stands by her new man through everything. With the law on their tail, and the threat of the noose close behind, Dawn and Walt make a desperate attempt to escape to Mexico. A once innocent and sweet young woman finds herself the most wanted woman in the west, and discovers her own wild spirit that has been harnessed for years. Dawn takes on her given name of Montana and sets out on the most important journey of her life. Will she and her new lover finally make it to Mexico and start the life of their dreams, or will the law finally catch up with them? Find out in Stone Wallace's Montana Dawn.
I liked it simply because it is exquisitely written, as is all Austen, but I found the characters to be highly unlikeable for the better part of the book. I think it's a very different novel from her others, but well worth reading nonetheless.