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The guns of Sacred Heart
Blair, Clifford.
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Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1992.

Physical Description:
295 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
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Booklist Review

Take The Bells of St. Mary's, add a pinch of Lilies of the Field, mix with a heap o' Gunfight at the OK Corral, and simmer slowly over 200 pages for an occasionally cliched but always entertaining western. Young Tom Langston finds shelter from a snowstorm in a mountain cabin. Also holed up there are Marshal Breck Stever and his prisoner, Ned Tayback. Soon the trio are joined by comely Sharon Easton, a teacher on her way to the mission school at Sacred Heart. Stever needs medical attention, so Tom leads the group through the storm to the relative safety of the mission. Tayback's gang is determined to bust him loose, so it's up to Tom, Sharon, the nuns, and their old black handyman to fight them off. First-novelist Blair keeps the dusty plot moving with carefully drawn characters, humor, and realistic action. ~--Wes Lukowsky

School Library Journal Review

YA-- When cowhand Tom Langston and his horse, Paint, get lost in a raging blizzard and stumble into a mountain cabin, it is already inhabited by seriously wounded Marshal Stever and his handcuffed prisoner. Within a few minutes, a young woman enters the dwelling in search of refuge; she has come to the Oklahoma territory to teach the Indian girls at the nearby Sacred Heart Mission, but has lost her way in the snow. As the hour gets later, the marshal's condition becomes grave. Thus the four strangers venture out into the stormy night and head for the Catholic mission. This adventure is a compact story with the usual ingredients of a western: the silent, but strong, hero; the villain; the stern and unflinching lawman; and the innocent heroine with a brave and loving heart. Blair is adept at creating fast-moving action, appropriate dialogue, and a believable story.-- Peggy H. Mooney, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.