Sarah writes in with a book she’s been looking for since she was younger.
I used to read what I think were YA romances on a regular basis as I
traveled around the country as a military brat. When ever we got to a new
place, I would make a bee-line for the library to find a book by a single
author, whom I now can’t recall. The books were very formulaic, which I
found reassuring in a new place – I didn’t know anyone, but I knew how this
book would turn out, darn it!
I think they were generally set in the West, pioneer/rancher days. The one I
recall best concerned a girl who was the daughter of a rancher. The hired
hand was handsome. They connected, quarreled, got back together. It was all
I know this isn’t a lot to go on, but I was hoping The Bitchery might help
me out. I read these books in the 60s, but they may have been written
This might be a tough one, but does anyone remember this book?