This Calder Range is the start of a series about the Calders. Benteen Calder is a cowboy from Texas in the late 1800s. This story chronicles his decision to settle on free land in Montana. Calder spends a winter collecting cattle in Texas scrubland before marrying Laura and heading back to Montana.
There are the hardships of the trail and the dangers of Indians. Laura must learn to cope with a lot of new ways. Also old grudges follow them north.
The descriptions of life on the trail were fascinating. Laura turned from a beautiful young girl into an ambitious,intuitive strong woman. Calder was made into a better man because of her.