CLAY REYNOLDS. The Tentmaker

CLAY REYNOLDS.  The Tentmaker. Baen Books. ebook, $6.99, amazon.com

An itinerate tentmaker sets out into the wilderness of the Texas plains in search of clientele but loses a wheel on his wagon. In the course of events, an ambitious widow of a lawman arrives and sees opportunity in the tent city the tentmaker has constructed and forces him to become the civic leader of a frontier settlement. Set upon by a gang of bandits, they find themselves thrown together by desperation and circumstance.