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Under a Painted Sky
by Stacy Lee
Call Number: Fiction

The odds are totally stacked against Samantha. The man who tries to assault her is killed and she’s the number-one suspect. Her only hope is escape – which she does – with a runaway slave girl. Both young women are running for their lives in the American Wild West. Hoping to blend in with others on the trail, the girls disguise themselves as boys. Their journey becomes more interesting – and complicated – after three cowboys join them as traveling companions. You don’t have to be a fan of westerns to get swept away by this story. The danger is real, the choices are heart-breaking, and the romance is just right (did I mention things get complicated?)

Bess S.
September 6, 2018
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