1903. The story of a contented town certain peculiar citizens and two fortunate lovers. Hough's literary career grew out of his taking camping trips and writing about them for publication. His body of work eventually included 27 novels and hundreds of short stories and articles. Hough's early works included The Singing Mouse Stories, for children, and the nonfiction Story of the Cowboy. He had his first major success in 1902 with his novel The Mississippi Bubble, which became a bestseller. Heart's Desire begins: It looks a long way across from here to the States, said Curly, as we pulled up our horses at the top of the Capitan divide. We gazed out over a vast, rolling sea of red-brown earth which stretched far beyond and below the nearer foothills, black with their growth of stunted pins. This was a favorite pausing place of all travelers between the county seat and Heart's Desire; partly because it was a summit reached only after a long climb from either side of the divide; partly, perhaps, because it was a notable viewpoint in a land full of noble views. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.