The Legends of the West series covers the tumultuous 1830s through the 1860s in California, Nevada, and Utah–from when the American Military and Mexican bandits warred over the riches of Spanish California, to the Bear Flag rebellion that carried California from Mexican to American ownership, to the 1850s Gold Rush, to the silver discovered in Virginia City in 1859, to the beginning of the Civil War and the division of a nation.
Volume III contains three complete novels: Hope Valley War, The Legend of Storey County, and Cumberland Crossing.
1.) HOPE VALLEY WAR
John Thornton left Hope Valley nine years ago, determined never to return. But now his younger brother, Lucky, has been lynched, and his widow begs for John’s help. A conspiracy of silence descends on Hope Valley as John rides back in, yet he’s convinced somebody has to know the through…
2.) THE LEGEND OF STOREY COUNTY
Jim Canfield and his friend Sam Clemens flee the troubles of Missouri to stake their claim to the richest vein of silver in the 1860s West, in Nevada. But are their troubles really over… or just beginning?
3.) CUMBERLAND CROSSING
Tennessee farmer Jesse Dodson is on a desperate mission to find his son, William, who has run away to join the Union army. But with the Union advancing on the Confederate stronghold of Tennessee, will he be able to keep his promise to his wife — to bring their son home?