The five-star ranch is a collection of short stories set in the old West. The title story has the sole survivor and now owner of a vast ranch who realizes he has nobody to inherit the ranch. Stories about a runaway befriended and growing up on a ranch, a story of a lad traveling westward and coming to the aid of an Indian boy on the way. Other stories include a son sent West to gain insight, a lad leaving his farming roots and learning what he really wanted was right in his own backyard. Other stories include love lost and found, a story about growing up cowboy, being cheated, gaining love and retribution. A Story about loss of a family to disease and using a wild herd of horses to help in the healing process and several others.