My Foot’s in the Stirrup, My Pony Won’t Stand by Stephen Bly …Book 5, Code of the West western novel series.
Why is it that when a gunman decides to call it quits, no one seems to listen? In the fifth book of this western novel series, Tap Andrews attempts to break with his past, follow his dreams, and start a family. But it’s tough when trouble can find him from a hundred miles away. Being a brand inspector for the cattle association sounds like a routine job. This time Tap, Pepper, and their foster daughter, Angelita, move out to a tiny Wyoming town only to find that trouble has tagged along too. Tap’s current job keeps him smack dab in the middle of the worst kind of hassles. Holding off rustlers. Avoiding ambushes. Trying to clear himself of murder charges. Daily avoiding getting shot. And worry over Pepper’s pregnancy. When past and present collide, their love and faith get tested.
Excerpt from My Foot’s in the Stirrup, My Pony Won’t Stand western novel:
Monday, August 27, 1883, ten miles north of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming Territory.
The bullet that struck Brownie seemed to fall straight out of the sky. When the horse went down, Tap Andrews didn’t know whether to dive to the right or the left. But either way, he knew he had to come up firing.
He hit the dry Wyoming dirt with as much grace as a tree limb falling to the ground during a windstorm. His ribs slammed into the baked prairie, and he jerked his leg free from under the struggling horse. He squeezed one shot straight up the trail at the blue Wyoming sky, hoping it would buy him time to find protection. Holding his ’73 Winchester parallel to his body, Tap rolled twenty feet onto the prairie…
The second shot finished off the downed pony. The third ripped into the earth about ten feet from Tap.
Reader reviews from anonymous fans of My Foot’s in the Stirrup … My Pony Won’t Stand
“Hilarious … a good read-out-loud book … for men and women alike.”
“Read this book to fully understand title. Definitely worth reading!”
“Good, action-packed western adventure.”
Other titles in this western novel series include:
It’s Your Misfortune & None of My Own, One Went to Denver & the Other Went Wrong, Where The Deer & The Antelope Play, Stay Away From That City…They Call It Cheyenne and I’m Off To Montana For To Throw The Hoolihan. If you enjoy this series, you will also like The Stuart Brannon western novel series. All published by Crossway Books.
Western Writers of America http://westernwriters.org/ defines a Western like My Foot’s in the Stirrup, My Pony Won’t Stand as a fiction genre that: “works dependent in whole or in part on settings, characters, conditions, or customs indigenous to the American West or early frontier.”
True West Magazine & Historical Society … preserving the American West: http://truewest.ning.com/