THE CALIFORNIOS by Louis L'Amour

THE CALIFORNIOS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A days-of-yesteryear tale about a real nice widder woman of Irish extraction who with her sons and a mysterious ancient Indian saves her home from raiders and other varmints. The setting is 19th century Malibu country and lady of the house is Eileen Mulkerin, ""the mother of two grown sons, she looked young enough to be their sister, a strikingly beautiful woman."" While son Sean is rescuing the lovely Mariana, from her whip-cracking fiance (not surprisingly named ""Machado""), events are act in motion that will lead to the Old One's secret groves and magic -- one gunman is shriveled -- Rip van Winkle style -- in minutes, and gold dust appears on Eileen's mantelpiece. To be read with one hand in the popcorn box.

Pub Date: April 25th, 1974
ISBN: 0553253220
Publisher: Saturday Review Press/Dutton