BEL AIR—Stone Wallace writes another winner. An Avalon Books publishing is really magnificently written. Wallace is one of the best storytellers on the planet today, he seems to grasp the western genre and is single-handedly reviving what many of us have missed for decades. “Montana Dawn” is a gripping story about a lady in the old west who is trying to lead a peaceful life only to have it destroyed when a band of outlaws arrive at her homestead in order to turn it and her life upside down. Turns out Montana has a way about her that no one reading it or the bad guys would expect.

Montana falls in love with Walt Egan, the gang leader, but don’t you think it ends there. That’s just when the excitement gets started. Stone is able to transform you back into the old west. You feel the gritty sand blowing in your eyes as the description of the surroundings are told to you. The reader also falls in love not only with Montana but even the bad guys. Why? Because Wallace knows how to build up characters and doesn’t make anyone just black or white. In life there is a lot of gray and he knows how to export that on to the written pages of this excellent story. That being said, there is absolutely nothing gray or mediocre about this author’s writing abilities. This story will jump off the page and on to your imagination, while making you want to relive the old west again.

When Montana and Walt decide to make a run for freedom, there is a lot more chasing them than the posse on their tails. It’s the reader’s fingers as the page-turner catapults you into a world that many of us thought was long gone. 231 pages of nonstop action and adventure is what you will be getting when you pick up this novel. Like this reviewer, I guarantee you won’t want to put it down until the last words are read.

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This book is a must-read for anyone who has ever enjoyed a western in their life. If you don’t like it, I will personally refund your money.