Trouble Returns

By Nancy Oswald

All Ruby wants is for things to go back to the way they were. Before she and Pa moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado, before Jake Hawker took her hostage during that train robbery, and definitely, most certainly before Pa decided she needed Miss Sternum to be her mother. But with Pa looking to propose to Miss Sternum and the sheriff giving her a subpoena to testify against Jake in Colorado Springs, it doesn’t look like things are going to get back to normal anytime soon. At least Maude the mule and Trouble the cat will be with her through it all.

The latest installment in the Ruby and Maude Adventure series by Colorado author Nancy Oswald, Trouble Returns draws on real historical details about life in Colorado at the end of the 1800s. Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award and the Colorado Authors’ League Award for best juvenile fiction, this funny, heartwarming read is perfect for 8-12-year-olds and can be found at