Top positive review
Second in the series but it can easily stand alone...
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2017
Quince Parker is foreman at the Three Crown Ranch in 1892. The 160,000 acre ranch is owned by Stuart Kendrake, an Englishman who arrived five years ago. He saved Quince's life & for that Quince will be eternally grateful. Quince is like a son to Kendrake & together they have built a successful ranch with over 30,000 cattle. Now Kendrake's son is coming from England & he wants Quince to teach him everything about the operation of a gigantic ranch. Quince can't help but wonder how Leslie is going to take the closeness between Kendrake & Quince. I'm wondering if this isn't a spoiled kid who knows nothing & is too lazy to learn anything worthwhile. Meanwhile, there is another problem facing the ranch. The cook, Rufus Butler has just came in from town with supplies & tells Quince that the main water supply for the ranch has been dammed up & now Indian Creek is dry as a bone. Upon checking, Quince & Kendrake find that what they thought was public property is now the site of a government water improvement project & a dam has been built to prevent much needed water from flowing through to the ranch. Before it's all done Quince will find that he has a whole passel of problems & this is just the beginning.
This second in the series wasn't quite as good as the first but I did enjoy it & look forward to the next in this collection.