The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A delightful, Romantic story of character and courage, resolve and reconciliation. Set in the Ozarks, the rough mountaineers and their simple ways encounter the shepherd, “Dad” Howitt, a refined and cultured city man. He bridges the gap and teaches two “fine specimens” of humanity – a young man and young woman – what it means to be a “sure enough lady” and man.
But the shepherd has his own problems, and the hills are full of rough men ready to take what they want and kill whoever stands in their way.
Plenty of action and drama, with a strong streak of country pride. The ways of the city may be more refined but not more noble. The story is partly about a young man frustrated in his love for a lady, but handling it well and resolving it nobly.
I wouldn’t call this a must read, but it is a good story, well written.
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