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Continue on the adventure with The Rancher Takes a Wife, the conclusion to Richmond Hobson's western frontier trilogy!      The interior of British Columbia in the early 20th century is a jungle of swamps, rivers, and grasslands. It's a vast and still barely explored wilderness, whose principal citizens are timber wolves, moose, giant grizzly bears, and the odd human being. Continue on the adventure with The Rancher Takes a Wife, the conclusion to Richmond Hobson's western frontier trilogy!      The interior of British Columbia in the early 20th century is a jungle of swamps, rivers, and grasslands. It's a vast and still barely explored wilderness, whose principal citizens are timber wolves, moose, giant grizzly bears, and the odd human being.      Into this forbidding land, Rich Hobson, Pioneer cattle rancher, brings Gloria, his city-raised bride. Her adjustment to life in the wilderness is sure to be difficult, as is her relationship with Rich and his backwoods cronies. Will Gloria find that she belongs in this strange, harsh land?      Told with wit and wisdom, Hobson recounts a wild true adventure story in the last book of his collection of survival tales. These dramatic tales are described with the humor and vivid detail that have made Hobson's books perennial favorites.


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Continue on the adventure with The Rancher Takes a Wife, the conclusion to Richmond Hobson's western frontier trilogy!      The interior of British Columbia in the early 20th century is a jungle of swamps, rivers, and grasslands. It's a vast and still barely explored wilderness, whose principal citizens are timber wolves, moose, giant grizzly bears, and the odd human being. Continue on the adventure with The Rancher Takes a Wife, the conclusion to Richmond Hobson's western frontier trilogy!      The interior of British Columbia in the early 20th century is a jungle of swamps, rivers, and grasslands. It's a vast and still barely explored wilderness, whose principal citizens are timber wolves, moose, giant grizzly bears, and the odd human being.      Into this forbidding land, Rich Hobson, Pioneer cattle rancher, brings Gloria, his city-raised bride. Her adjustment to life in the wilderness is sure to be difficult, as is her relationship with Rich and his backwoods cronies. Will Gloria find that she belongs in this strange, harsh land?      Told with wit and wisdom, Hobson recounts a wild true adventure story in the last book of his collection of survival tales. These dramatic tales are described with the humor and vivid detail that have made Hobson's books perennial favorites.

30 review for The Rancher Takes a Wife: A True Account of Life on the Last Great Cattle Frontier

  1. 5 out of 5

    Elinor

    At the age of 36, rancher Richmond Hobson finally brings his "dream girl" Gloria to his remote ranch in the Chilcotin area of British Columbia. What with the blizzards, wild animals, illnesses and injuries, plus the isolation, it's mind-boggling what this city girl from Vancouver went through. However, she brought her civilizing influence to bear on Rich and his cowboy buddies, and in the process learned to drive cattle and ride horses almost as well as her husband. Rich brings his sense of humou At the age of 36, rancher Richmond Hobson finally brings his "dream girl" Gloria to his remote ranch in the Chilcotin area of British Columbia. What with the blizzards, wild animals, illnesses and injuries, plus the isolation, it's mind-boggling what this city girl from Vancouver went through. However, she brought her civilizing influence to bear on Rich and his cowboy buddies, and in the process learned to drive cattle and ride horses almost as well as her husband. Rich brings his sense of humour and his excellent powers of description to their most challenging adventures -- for example, one year the entire ranch was flooded and they had to bring some of their animals inside the house, including a horse! But the most terrifying incidents involve his ranching partner Pan Phillips and his own wife Betty, who are far away on "The Home Ranch." At one point Pan remarks how fortunate they are to have found wives like Gloria and Betty. I could not agree more! This is a wonderful trilogy and I hated to see it end.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    "Ya know, when I was young I thought I savvied women. When I grew up I began to wonder whether I did or not. Now I know I don't." —Harold Dwinnell A picture of life in the far reaches of British Columbia in the early 1900s, painted with unbelievable stories and wonderfully entertaining characters. "Ya know, when I was young I thought I savvied women. When I grew up I began to wonder whether I did or not. Now I know I don't." —Harold Dwinnell A picture of life in the far reaches of British Columbia in the early 1900s, painted with unbelievable stories and wonderfully entertaining characters.

  3. 4 out of 5

    David Kennedy

    The third and final book from Rich Hobson. Focusing more on Gloria and her take on the wild country of British Columbia. Gloria a socialite from Vancouver is Rich's dream girl. And how he meets her is quite surprising. The book was brief and I sadly was done far too soon. The third and final book from Rich Hobson. Focusing more on Gloria and her take on the wild country of British Columbia. Gloria a socialite from Vancouver is Rich's dream girl. And how he meets her is quite surprising. The book was brief and I sadly was done far too soon.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mary Spencer

    Fascinating view of a lifestyle about which most have no inkling.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jim Corson

    This is the last of a series of three books about two American Cowboys who built a huge ranch in British Columbia high interior. It is really an amazing story and a good read. Highly recommend

  6. 4 out of 5

    Allen

    The last of Rich Hobson's trilogy of the Frontier Cattle Company, Panhandle Phillips and himself. The story picks up with his January 1944 marriage to his blonde dream girl, Gloria, an interior designer from Vancouver whose mother runs a purebred Jersey dairy farm. Short of money and men because of the war, the Frontier Cattle Company with some 4 million acres and 9 ranch locations is down to the Home Ranch run by Pan and Batnuni Ranch Run by Rich. Gloria takes to wilderness ranching like she ha The last of Rich Hobson's trilogy of the Frontier Cattle Company, Panhandle Phillips and himself. The story picks up with his January 1944 marriage to his blonde dream girl, Gloria, an interior designer from Vancouver whose mother runs a purebred Jersey dairy farm. Short of money and men because of the war, the Frontier Cattle Company with some 4 million acres and 9 ranch locations is down to the Home Ranch run by Pan and Batnuni Ranch Run by Rich. Gloria takes to wilderness ranching like she had been doing it all her life. In spite of close neighbours being 20 and 35 miles away, floods, blizzards, grizzlies and angry moose, she takes it all in stride. Rich leaves Batnuni and buys his own ranch in 1945 which makes life no less hard but at least they are half the distance from Vanderhoof. Pan continues to manage the Home Ranch and somewhere finds time to marry a woman who doesn't mind being 200 miles from civilization - Quesnel or Vanderhoof. They have a six year old boy and a baby girl. Pan is very seriously injured in January 1948 and is flown to hospital with a split pelvis and many torn muscles, leaving his wife and two teenage boys to feed the cattle and horses. By fall he is back home running a store trading furs with the Indians enough to pay people to run the ranch for him. The story ends in 1952 with the birth of a daughter to Rich and Gloria and Pan congratulating Rich and himself at the wonder of the two of them finding such good wives, good ranches and good kids. This book was written in 1961. In 1966 Rich Hobson died of a heart attack at age 58. His stories became a CBC TV Series in 1998 "Nothing too good for a Cowboy". Frontier Cattle Company was sold in 1969 and Pan Phillips opened a hunting lodge. He passed away in 1983 at age 73. Short bios of Rich Hobson and Pan Phillips can be found here: http://www.bcchs.com/archives.html#rich http://www.bcchs.com/archives.html#pan Grass Beyond the Mountains: Discovering the Last Great Cattle Frontier on the North American Continent Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy

  7. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

    I picked up this book at a garage sale among other historical books. I took it along on a camping trip and found out from my tent-mate that it was the third book in a trilogy. I wouldn't have guessed as the book stands on its own and now I want to read the other books in the trilogy. There is history you learn in school: the who, what, where, when, why of major events. Then there is the history you learn in books like this: the who, what, where, when, why of the average person. Learning that even I picked up this book at a garage sale among other historical books. I took it along on a camping trip and found out from my tent-mate that it was the third book in a trilogy. I wouldn't have guessed as the book stands on its own and now I want to read the other books in the trilogy. There is history you learn in school: the who, what, where, when, why of major events. Then there is the history you learn in books like this: the who, what, where, when, why of the average person. Learning that even in the 1900's there was a frontier in our province - isolation, remoteness, life and death. And, in this book we learn about the tenacity of the women who followed their men into the wilds of BC.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tammy Lee

    The third and final book in this amazing story of how two cowboys with a small amount of capital and a lot of determination carved out a small back of beyond area in north central BC and ended up with two of the biggest cattle ranches of the time. This final book rounded out their stories of struggles, successes and adventures with horses, dogs, friends and their families. A very good read!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Brent

    Excellent Canadian story of the North. Amazing feats described - both human and animal. Dogs have soul! Author describes some amazing events and has a very clear view of the pitfalls of modern life from the perspective of 1948.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Raelene

    Though not quite as high-adventure-fascinating as the previous two in his series (a rancher tends to slow down at least a little bit in his old age), still a wonderfully good read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Brad Pugle

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  25. 5 out of 5

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  27. 5 out of 5

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  28. 5 out of 5

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