DAVID M. MCGOWAN. Homesteader: Finding Sharon. Sbpra.net. 223 pages; trade paperback $14, e-book, $9.99; sbpra.net.

When Portis Martin, manager of a large cattle company, runs roughshod over the settlers, Hank James takes a stand. Fighting against the land-grabbing cattle company, James decides he wants it all, including the woman he loves. He finds Sharon, but her new circumstances may be too much for him to overcome. The true grit of Western settlers is tested in this historic saga.