Battle in Tightwater
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Battle in Tightwater by Frank Wheeler

11/19/2021

Stanton Holmes wants the peace and quiet of ranch life.
Buford Briggs just wants him dead.

The two men have been at odds with each other since Briggs showed up in Tightwater, Texas a month earlier. He’s buying up land as cheap as he can get it and sending ranchers on their way. All they need is a little nudge with the barrel of his gun. When Stanton refuses to sell, Briggs gets angry. When he talks other ranchers out of selling too, Briggs decides it’s time for Stanton to go.

But shooting Stanton isn’t as simple as it sounds. Even with the fifty men Briggs has working for him.
Louella Goodwin is a pawn in Buford’s evil game, and she’s willing to play along if it earns her the freedom she’s longing for. But things get complicated when Louella’s emotions get tangled up in Buford’s scheme.

She can’t fight.
She can’t run.
And she can’t win.
Not on her own, anyway.

When everything goes wrong, it’s no longer Stanton and Louella who are in trouble. Everyone in Tightwater is in danger.
Can Stanton stop Briggs while there’s still time, or has his luck just run out?
Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the narrative takes place in the past. Historical books capture the particulars of the time as correctly as possible to get authenticities, such as societal norms, ways, habits, and traditions. Historical fiction is put in a real location during a culturally recognizable moment. The facts and the actions from the narrative can be a mixture of real occasions and ones in the writer's creativity as they fill in the gaps. Characters may be pure fiction or based on actual people. But what about them and their look and attitudes, how they talk, and issues that they face, everything which should match the era.

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