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The daughters of Luke McCall
Sandifer, Linda.
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Unity, Me. : Five Star, 2000.
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228 pages ; 22 cm.
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Luke McCall and his four daughters are mustangers in 1863 California. After being accused of murder, they become fugitives from the law. They flee from their ranch in order to avoid a crooked marshal who is framing them, and try to prove their innocence. Delaney McCall, the youngest daughter, falls in love with a mysterious stranger, a bounty hunter in disguise, hired to bring her and her family in. When Luke is wounded, the daughters are left on their own to face an enemy who is determined to bring them in -- dead or alive.

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Delaney McCall, at age 19 the youngest of the four McCall girls, loves capturing wild horses with her family in 1863 California. But the McCalls are forced to return to their cabana on the Monterey shore when an unscrupulous lawman who wants to marry the eldest McCall daughter reneges on a deal and charges them with horse theft for repossessing the herd. Then, when the sheriff who is trying to clear them is murdered, the family ends up on the run, facing dangers and a winter journey through Donner Pass to Virginia City, where the sisters plan to open a house of cards to make a living until they can return to California. Along the way they hook up with a handsome young bounty hunter who loves Delaney and eventually is key in making a happily ever-after ending. Billed as a romance, this tale actually holds more appeal for western fans. --Diana Tixier Herald