Buffalo Dance

Cimarron Jack Westerns Book 3

Fiction - Western
246 Pages
Reviewed on 07/20/2020
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Author Biography

Three-Time Winner, Readers' Favorite International Book Awards

Hutchinson's first Western novel, "Strong Convictions," won the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best First Western of 2015, as well as a gold medal from the National Indie Excellence Awards. "Strong Suspicions," the second volume in the Emmett Strong Western series, garnered a gold medal in the 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. And "Strong Ambitions" took silver in the 2017 Readers' Favorite Awards.

In addition to his interest in the Old West, GP Hutchinson has been a longtime enthusiast of baseball, America's first true national pastime, a game played from coast to coast by the late 1800s. While he enjoys the game as it is played today, his most recent novels are tales of players caught up in life-and-death struggles during the early years of professional baseball. Steeped in the actual history of the game, as well as societal realities of the times, these stories feature both fictional and actual characters, teams, and leagues.

A graduate of Louisiana State University and Dallas Theological Seminary, Hutchinson has lived in Costa Rica and Spain. He currently resides in upstate South Carolina with his wife, Carolyn. Besides writing, he enjoys spending time in the mountains and horseback riding whenever the opportunity arises.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Buffalo Dance is a work of fiction in the western, historical and action sub-genres, and was penned by author G. P. Hutchinson. Written as the third novel in the Cimarron Jack Westerns series, this adventure sees our titular character as one of America’s touring wild west stars. The novel takes an unusual premise for a western as Jack is tasked with guiding a European royal on an expedition to experience the true wild west. With Colonel Phil Gunnison along for the ride as security, conflicts soon arise within the party, and that’s before outside dangers also appear and put Jack’s royal guest in deep danger.

Author G. P. Hutchinson has crafted an immersive and exciting historical work that had layers of action, adventure, suspense, and mystery woven in. I loved the fact that the story took us away from typical tales of revenge and bad guys, but still kept plenty of realistic dangers for the novel’s cast to encounter as the story played out. The commitment to character development was really excellent, making me invested in characters even if I didn’t like their attitude, which only adds to the realism and atmosphere of the piece as a whole. The dialogue was also a standout feature, which rings true to classic westerns and characterizes the different people that we meet really well. It also moved the conflicts along between different characters, highlighting attitudes of the time. Overall, I would definitely recommend Buffalo Dance as a highly original and enjoyable western novel.