A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

Within the fall of 1873, a wagon teach of immigrants units off from Kansas urban, Missouri, sure for the Montana Territory. prime the crowd is newly elected wagon grasp Jamie Ian MacCallister, a massive of a guy and frontier legend who swears he can get them there via Christmas - come hell or excessive snow drifts...Plagued through brutally harsh storms and rugged terrain, outlaws and adversarial Indians, the adventure could be the maximum problem those pioneers will ever face. but if issues glance approximately hopeless, support arrives within the kind of not going saviours: an outdated mountain guy referred to as Preacher and mythical frontiersman Smoke Jensen. hard-willed males who think within the settlers' goals with all their hearts - and who gets them to their vacation spot via Christmas. whether it takes a miracle...

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Gasps from a porno flick were laid over the top. Someone groaned in the dark. I looked over to see a woman rubbing her boyfriend’s lap with a lizard-paw glove. “This isn’t fair,” I hissed, hating the world for insisting on always fucking doing this to me. The guy next to me turned around. Sweat glittered on his forehead. ” I wasn’t going to admit I didn’t know what bukkake was, since it was so obviously a badge of the cool. He smiled in the dark, showing me teeth that would’ve made Shane MacGowan puke.

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