Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cooper by Tell Cotten

  • File Size: 1049 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Solstice Publishing; 1 edition (February 27, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

 February 27, 2014

Cooper Landon is determined to keep what is rightfully his, even after
he's wounded and stranded in the mountains. To survive, he must use
his wit and knowledge against thieving outlaws and Indians.

Meanwhile, Yancy Landon is determined to find his brother. There are
many obstacles to overcome, including an escaped prisoner, a fire,
missing money, and an old foe, Lee Mattingly.

COOPER continues the story of The Landon Saga.

My take on this book:
Cooper by Tell Cotten opens in 1872 in New Mexico Territory. There are a few stories going on within the pages of this one, but the author transitions so smoothly and ties them together so expertly that I was left satisfied, but his knack for storytelling left me wanting more! Cooper Landon and his brother Yancy set out to find the man that robbed a stagecoach and murdered several people. Along the way they meet a woman named Josie who was raised by the Apache. When Cooper is shot in the hip his brother leaves Cooper and Josie at the Midway trading post and continues the search. About this time Josie spots several Apache Indians painted for war so she convinces Cooper to leave and head into the mountains. After a week they decide to go home and that's when Cooper finds himself facing outlaws and what looks like certain death. Meanwhile Yancy gets his man and realizes that Cooper is missing and decides to search for him.Thing is Jessica Tussle was traveling on the stagecoach and was robbed of plenty of money and she want's it back and the only way to get it is to break Yancy's prisoner out of jail!  With plenty of outlaws, Indians and a few lawmen roaming around on the mountain one can't help but wonder what's going to happen.

Tell Cotten certainly knows how to tell a story, his ability to create strong, well fleshed characters and a page turning, action packed read kept me riveted from beginning to end! He truly portrays the way the west was, with gun fights, the good guy going after the bad guy and of course stage coach robberies and Indians. With all this packed into the story there was never a down time. The descriptive prose really had me imagining the scenes as they unfolded. I found myself laughing on more than one occasion, but also totally surprised more than once as well. Plenty of well thought out action made the plot zoom along, allowing me to read this book in one sitting. I loved the character of Cooper,it seemed that something was always going on where he was concerned. His imagination of how to take care of the outlaws often had me laughing out loud. Jug -Head was a unique character in the story and I really couldn't wait to see who might wind up with him next! Sergeant Jason Wagons became an unlikely hero that really reminded me of Barney Fife. While Cooper is the third book in the Landon saga it can easily be read as a stand alone work.While I had read the first book in the series, I missed the second one, but the author provides enough background information that I felt right up to speed with the characters and all that was happening. The author provides a glimpse of Rondo, the next book in the Landon Saga and I for one can't wait to read it!  

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Brenda, thanks for the wonderful review!


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