In drought-stricken Arizona, twenty-four-year-old Azalea Brown suddenly finds herself a widow. She has 300 head of cattle and a dozen saddle horses but no money, her husband having gambled it all away. Even worse, she has no official papers to prove ownership of her herd.
The scheming Josefina Brown de Flores claims to be the long-lost daughter of Azalea's husband and steals the herd before anyone can stop her. Who can Azalea trust to ride with her on a roundup to claim her rightful property? Coming along are two frightened girls escaping from a violent saloon owner; the choice for them seems to be bedroom or kitchen, and they want neither!
Phyllis de la Garza brings her knowledge of the Old West to her storytelling skills, bringing vividly to life the dust and dangers of a vast cattle drive and the struggle for women to survive and thrive.
Lost Roundup is also available as an iBook.