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Chip, of the Flying U

B. M. Bower

Book Overview: 

Cattleman J.G. Whittemore, owner of the Flying U ranch in Montana, trusts the task of meeting his sister at the train to only one man, Chip. Chip’s not too keen on women. In his experience they come in only a few types: prissy “sweet young thing”, annoying cowgirl, or old maid that wants to drag him to church. He isn’t prepared for Miss Della Whittemore, the “Little Doctor.” She turns the ranch upside down, but can she turn Chip head over heels?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .eight, who called her attention to it.

"Are you thinking of using that for a plaster?"

Miss Whitmore started and blushed, then, with an uptilt of chin:

"If I need a strong irritant, yes!" She calmly rolled the paper into a tiny tube and thrust it into the front of her pink shirt-waist for want of a pocket—and Chip, watching her surreptitiously, felt a queer grip in his chest, which he thought it best to set down as anger.

Silently they hurried down where Silver lay, his beautiful, gleaming mane brushing the tender green of the young grass blades. He lifted his head when he heard Chip's step, and neighed wistfully. Chip bent over him, black agony in his eyes. Miss Whitmore, looking on, realized for the first time that the suffering of the horse was a mere trifle compared to that of his master. Her eyes wandered to the loaded revolver which bulged his pocket behind, and she sh. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Chip is a hand on the Flying U ranch. He is sent to town to pick up the boss's sister Della, who will be visiting from the east for the summer. Chip doesn't usually have time for women and is not enthusiastic about this task, but he does it without grumbling. On the way back from town they see a coy

Un libro muy precipitado, pero ameno, que me saco de mi bloqueo lector

Chip of the Flying U, published in 1906, was B.M. Bower's first and best-known novel. It was also my introduction to her work, and even after reading many more of her books it's still among my favorites.

As a sidenote, it surprised me somewhat when I began reading older Western fiction that many of

My first “western” novel, read for a Bookopoly challenge, has been an entirely enjoyable experience. The length of time that it has taken me to finish this book does not reflect my enjoyment of it! (Suffice it to say that my “eyeball-reading” was rudely interrupted by surgery on one of my eyes. Not


Una novela sencilla, ligera y amena que nos transporta a un rancho de Montana a principios del siglo XX.
El rancho es regentado por el señor Whitmore el cual cuenta con un grupo de hombres que le ayudan a llevarlo.
Todo se pone patas arriba cuando llega una carta de la joven Della, la hermana de Whit

Back to Montana with Ms. Bower and the cowboys known as the Happy Family. This time we arrive at the Flying U Ranch just in time to hear the news that the 'Old Man's' sister Della, a lady doctor from Back East, is coming to stay for the whole summer. Of course being from the East, she will surely ha

Chip is a colorful young man who works as a cow puncher in Montana.

Well, one day, his boss announces that his (the boss's) sister is done with her doctor training and coming out to the ranch. Thereafter the Little Doctor begins to make the ranch feel like a different place entirely, especially in Ch

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