At the end of the War Between the States, great numbers of rootless, exhausted men and women set out to try and rebuild their lives in the unmapped, untamed freedom of the Great Plains.
Noble McCurtain had been sickened by the slaughter of the war—he deserted, seeking a place where he could live in peace. Fleta Corey had waited years for her husband to return from the war, trying desperately to keep herself and her little boy alive. Noble chanced by their cabin just in time to save them from a murderous band of raiders, and they decided to join forces and head west…
There, on the Santa Fe Trail, they would find not the peace they were seeking, but danger and death, and love and hope.
Dusty Richards has twice been the winner of the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Book of the Year Award. He serves on the board of Ozark Creative Writers Conference, as well as on the boards of the Ozarks Writers League, and the Oklahoma Writers Federation. He is president of Western Writers of America. In 2004 he was inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame. Noble’s Way was his first published novel. Dusty and his wife, Pat, live near Springdale, Arkansas.