Thorndike Press

The Spoilt Quilt and Other Frontier Stories: Pioneering Women of the West

  • Sandra Dallas
  • Larry D. Sweazy
  • Candace Simar
  • Editor: Hazel Rumney
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  • ISBN-10: 1432864327
  • ISBN-13: 9781432864323
  • DDC: SC
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 530 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2020

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Features the best of the New West and the Old West. A mixture of newly published contemporary and traditional Westerns by award-winning and well-known authors in the genre.



A #1 Amazon Bestseller

The Spoilt Quilt and Other Frontier Stories, edited by Hazel Rumney, features sixteen brand-new stories that will delight historical fiction fans. These stories capture the spirit of freedom and individualism in the evolving American frontier through the early 1900s and feature pioneering women who face life-changing challenges. Ranging from high-action traditional Westerns to introspective historical dramas, readers will discover previously untold stories about the strong women that shaped the American West.



  • Hazel Rumney


Customer Reviews

“Sixteen stories illustrating the United States’ past through women’s experiences comprise this impressive new collection. Western literature has passed in and out of fashion; at present there’s a movement toward openness and candor regarding the U.S. march to the west. This compilation provides an excellent starting point for book club discussions of Americans in these times.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“Each piece in this 16-story, female-focused anthology packs a punch. The heroines confront death, disease, rape, domestic violence, and poverty, all while living in an era that denies them equal legal status . . . it’s about personal strength in a time and place when that was often the only resource an individual had in excess. To that end, The Spoilt Quilt provides brief glimpses of optimism in an otherwise overcast world.”

— Booklist

“Each story’s protagonist is a woman in the American West, and what an unforgettable group of women they are. This collection will surely please fans of frontier fiction as well as those who are new to the genre.”

— Historical Novel Society