"engaging modern day ranch twist to the classic Dickens tale"
Banker Billy Joe Wilder uses a stipulation in the loan
agreement with Eben MacCallister that forces the rancher to
furnish a quarter of a million dollar payment within sixty
days or lose the Star Ranch which has been in his family
for over a century. Not long afterward, Maddie Williams
visits Eben. Maddie, a wealthy widow and owner of a dude
ranch, loved Eben. Two decades ago she thought she would
be his wife, but he cherished his ranch more than he did
Attorney Spencer Davenport arrives with four young children
including an infant. The four-year-old twin girls announce
that both of their parents are in heaven. Eben's estranged
sister named their uncle as their guardian. Seven-year-old
Dillon realizes that Eben does not want them even if they
share blood. Maddie and the four youngsters begin teaching
their Uncle Scrooge how to open his heart to love.
SCROOGE WORE SPURS is an engaging modern day ranch twist to
the classic Dickens tale with the children serving as
surrogate ghosts. The story line will warm cold hearts as
Eben learns to laugh and love. However, the theme of the
tale leans more towards a second chance at love rather than
the single icy cold cowboy learning to love while
struggling with nurturing and caring for four youngsters.
Though it seems as if Janet Dailey never fully decided
which way to take the plot, fans of contemporary ranch
romance will appreciate this version of A Christmas Carol.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 19, 2002