Once upon a time there was a smart little girl named Julia. Unfortunately, a Bald Man kills her parent and tries to kill her too. But her mommy is also very smart, so she manages to save the little girl. Later, the little girl is adopted by the Reverend Zebadiah Lumpkin. Zeb renames the little girl Baby Faye and dresses her like a child to make it easier to bilk people out of their hard-earned cash. Although Faye has no memory of the murder, she has nightmares about the Bald Man and is desperate to find him to learn the truth.
Then Harry Pleasant enters her life and Baby Faye decides to hitch a ride.
Once upon a time Harry had a great life, or he did until he agreed to take care of his stupidly larcenous cousins, Orville and Norbert Unger, who have decided to make a career out of robbing banks. Now Harry spends his time running from the law while trying to stop them from carrying out their idiotic plans. And he’s managed fairly well until the day he finds Baby Faye hiding in his car trunk.
Gracie Abbot wants to be a reporter. However, her plans are sent into another direction when the train she travels on is held up by a gang of outlaws, a gang that includes a man so handsome she just has to tell his story.
After five years in prison, courtesy of Gracie Abbott’s testimony, Mac MacLean returns to his hometown to try to regain his life. However, his efforts are sabotaged when he learns the same woman has turned him into a gunslinger in her successful dime novels that sell like hotcakes.
Schoolteacher Molly Yeager is a small-town girl with big city ambitions. Molly likes being a schoolteacher, but she yearns to be a chemist instead, and to create something that will help her escape her dreary life. But with little money, and no training, most of her experiments are catastrophic, making them the town joke. Then it all changes when Lord Algernon Grey shows up in town.
Lord Algernon Grey is the third son of the Duke of Stonebridge. Tired of his son’s wastrel ways, he banishes Grey to the wilds of Texas. In order to return home Grey has one year to make a success of the cattle ranch his father owns. Unfortunately, he’s deathly afraid of cows. So he imports sheep instead. And sets the entire town against him.