Pardon me for self-promoting, but I got a surprisingly kind and positive review of my novel, Paradise Ridge, on amazon from Dale B. Jackson, the author of truly excellent book, They Rode Good Horses. Anyway, here's the review:
Excellent New Voice in Western Literature
If you draw circle roughly around an area that includes northern Nevada, southern Oregon, and southern Idaho, within that circle exists a culture and people who live a lifestyle largely untouched by modern values. These are the "buckaroos" and Basque characters author Sue Cauhape brings to life in her literary novel, "Paradise Ridge".
Leandro, the illigitimate seventh son of patriarch Xavier Arriaga and his mistress, Gisela, is at the center of this intriguing story that travels exceedingly successfully at both the personal level of the characters, as well as the compelling level where the story is told.
Cauhape writes in a literary style that reminds me of Annie Poulx. Paradise Ridge, on the surface, appears to be an upscale Western novel...once inside the pages, you will soon discover a potetial classic waiting to be discovered.
I rated this book a 5...because that's all the stars there were. - Amazon reader review: July 3, 2012 By D.B. Jackson, author of They Rode Good Horses