The Range Boss – Ruth Harkness of Poughkeepsie is chosen to be the new owner of the Flying W ranch, by the decision of her uncle Bill. On her way to the West Ruth is saved from a mired buckboard by Rex Randerson, and she picks him to be her new range boss. Although Ruth is promised to another man, Rex falls in love with her and becomes her guardian.
The Trail to Yesterday – Sheila Langford is a young woman from Albany who went on a journey to the West to find a Double R ranch that her stepfather bought. She got lost in a cold rainy night, only to be rescued by a brute stranger called simply Dakota, thus making an unusual bond between two completely different characters.
West! – Josephine Hamilton is a New York City woman on a long journey to visit her friend Betty Lowson at her ranch. She never saw cowboys before, nor did she experienced the western style of living, so she was quite shocked when she met two of the toughest men around, "Satan" Lattimer and "Steel" Brannon. Each of them will influence her in certain way as she is about to sense the taste of the true West.
Charles Alden Seltzer (1875-1942) was a prolific American author of western novels. He wrote his westerns from the experience of living on his uncle's ranch in New Mexico. Seltzer's best works include The Two-Gun Man, The Boss of the Lazy Y, Drag Harlan and West. Many of his novels were turned into Hollywood movies.