North To Alaska By Preston Lewis

NORTH TO ALASKA

The Memoirs of H. H. Lomax, #6
by
PRESTON LEWIS
 
Genre: Historical Fiction / Western / Humor
Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing
Date of Publication: August 5, 2020
Number of Pages: 414

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Living in Texas, you would think I read a lot of Westerns – I don’t.  But I might need to reconsider if they have the humor that Author Preston Lewis sprinkles throughout this enjoyable read.  Following the main character H. H. Lomax through his various mishaps (Ummm adventures?) the reader travels from Colorado to Alaska.

The story is lightly tossed with historical occurrences and famous people that add to the entertainment.  I will never think of Susan B. Anthony again without recalling the reaction of H. H. Lomax as he tried to assist this fine woman concerned with suffrage even though he could not understand why ladies wanted to suffer any more.

There was much in this book that was quotable (yes, the poor hubby had to listen to them all) but topping my list is appropriate for the time period advice like “If you are gonna steal from a woman, at least have the decency to do it behind her back.” Descriptions such as, “He is so slick he could pick her pockets even when she was naked.” And life lessons like “Wells Fargo should’ve kept better track of their strongboxes.” I found myself smiling on every page.

There is also an amusing scene with a talking dog, but I’ll let you discover that one on your own.

This was a delightful romp through history, and I was completely entertained with this part of a series that easily read as a standalone.

 

 
WEALTH AND FAME IN THE WILD WEST ARE WHAT LOMAX SEEKS . . . HIS OWN BAD LUCK IS WHAT STANDS IN HIS WAY.
Swindled out of a mining fortune in Colorado and blamed for an ensuing murder, H. H. Lomax two decades later must finally face up to his past in Skagway, Alaska. Along the way, he encounters legendary madam Mattie Silks, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, novelist Jack London, and a talking dog.
To survive his previous missteps and avoid a prison sentence for theft, Lomax must outshoot infamous Western conman Soapy Smith, outwit an unrelenting Wells Fargo investigator, and outrun Shotgun Jake Townsend, the greatest frontier assassin who never was.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Preston Lewis is the Spur Award-winning author of thirty novels. In addition to his two Western Writers of America Spurs, he received the 2018 Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Western Humor for Bluster’s Last Stand, the fourth volume in his comic western series, The Memoirs of H. H. Lomax. Two other books in that series were Spur finalists. His comic western The Fleecing of Fort Griffin received the Elmer Kelton Award from the West Texas Historical Association for best creative work on the region.

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TWO WINNERS: 1ST PRIZE: Signed copies of North to Alaska and First Herd to
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2ND PRIZE: Signed Copy of North to Alaska.
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