Despite the fact that it was written by Bob Lubrican, I almost didn't read this story. I tend not to read 'Western' stories, firstly, because I loathe the dialect used in the dialogue, and secondly, as an Englishman, I don't find tales of 'The Old West' very appealing. I have the same antipathy to the same era of English history too, so I'm not being discriminatory here.
As always though, passing this story by would have been a grave error of judgement. Millie's Western Adventure is a great story, well up to the expectations I now have of Bob and his story telling. Yes, the dialect is there, but it's not so bad it makes the story difficult to read; there are very few cows, except on a dinner plate; and nobody gets shot, though one or two come close. Oh yes! Both the female protagonists end up pregnant! Bob runs true to form as usual.
So, the numbers say it all. A good plot, technically great, and a good story that gripped me from beginning to end. Yet another tour de force from one of SoL's best authors. If you don't have Bob in your Authors list, this story should be amongst your bookmarks.
Read it! I guarantee you'll enjoy it!