Tammi Littrell grew up a nomad, a product of her family's cowboy lifestyle. On the move from ranch to ranch in Montana and Wyoming with a tough-loving father and a sweet-natured mother, Tammi worked hard to earn the position of her father's right-hand man. Along the way she learned to rope, ride, chew tobacco, shoot a gun, pick a fight, and bury her feelings deep inside. Years later she's left with a ragtag of memories - some good, some bad, and some she's spent a lifetime trying to forget.


After the devastating death of her mother, Tammi, her sister, and her father embark on a 1,800-mile pilgrimage to visit the places they lived in as children. During the journey Tammi is forced to relive her past, while gaining insight into her future.


In this gut-wrenching brutally honest, and quick-witted memoir, Tammi reveals the hard road to acceptance and the kind of heartache only family can give you. When the Dust Settled is an unforgettable story of loss, love, and redemption - and what life is like after growing up cowboy.



​​​​When the Dust Settled