Black Mesa Magic

Betrayed by a friend. Loved by a stranger. Saved by a man she barely knows.

After her best friend abandons her, Savannah J. Palmer's quest for true love leaves a trail of unanswered questions. A chance meeting with a stranger offers hope of a match made in heaven, but not without consequences. At the end of her quest, an acquaintance rescues her from a disastrous fate...but is he the one she wants to pin her dreams upon?

The Black Mesa, in northwestern Oklahoma, is an enchanting backdrop for this action adventure prequel to Robert Valleau's debut novel, Mystic Dreams and Dusty Roads. It's an unforgettable story about love, betrayal and redemption during one of the most exciting times in American history -- the dawn of the twentieth century.

Book Two of The Dusty Road Chronicles.

Betrayed by a friend. Loved by a stranger. Saved by a man she barely knows.
Bob has over three decades of writing experience for the Christian market. His career began, in the 1980s, when he worked for a Christian publishing company for their book department.

“Black Mesa Magic” by Robert Valleau is a prequel to his first novel, “Mystic Dreams and Dusty Roads”. This is the story of the ancestors of the main character, Peep Holler, in the first novel. Savannah Palmer Bluecoat tells her adventures as a young woman living in the western plains of Oklahoma as the 19th century becomes the 20th century and outlaws still roam the west.

The author paints a detailed picture of the characters and the setting in which their adventures take place. There is plenty of action to keep the reader turning the pages. The end of the story dovetails nicely into the beginning of the Peep Holler story.

I did notice some typos that should be corrected in future editions of the book, but these are relatively minor and will not detract from a reader following the story line.

If you have read the first book, then you will want to read this one. And vice-versa. They are each an entertaining and well-constructed read.