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Vengeance Road

by Erin Bowman

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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2015
    336 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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When Kate Thompson's father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.

In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation. 

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"Starred Review. Kate's pursuit of the murderous Rose Riders, intertwined with gold-rush greed driving men to madness, makes for a thoroughly engrossing read." - Publishers Weekly

"Teens sick of books that coddle them will enjoy sinking their teeth into Bowman's latest, a work for readers looking to graduate from L.A. Meyer's 'Bloody Jack' series." - School Library Journal

"The novel starts with a bang in an interesting setting, but it quickly fizzles into melodrama. Ages 12-18." - Kirkus

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Erin Bowman

Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she lives in New Hampshire with her family and when not writing she can often be found hiking, geeking out over good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. Visit http://www.embowman.com.

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