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Nettie Moser's dreams are coming true. She's married to her cowboy, Jake, they have plans for a busy rodeo season, and she has a once in a lifetime opportunity to rodeo in London with the Tex Austin Wild West Troupe.
But life during the Great Depression brings unrelenting hardships and unexpected family responsibilities. Nettie must overcome challenges to her lifelong rodeo dreams, cope with personal tragedy, survive drought, and help Jake keep their horse herd from disaster.
Will these challenges break this strong woman?
This sequel to Cowgirl Dreams is based on the life of the author's grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl.
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Raised on a ranch in isolated eastern Montana, Heidi Thomas has had a penchant for reading and writing since she was a child. Armed with a degree in journalism from the University of Montana, she worked for the Daily Missoulian newspaper, and has had numerous magazine articles published.
A tidbit of family history, that her grandmother rode steers in rodeos during the 1920s and 30s, spurred Heidi to write two novels based on that grandmother's life: Cowgirl Dreams and the sequel, Follow the Dream.
Heidi is a freelance editor, teaches community writing classes, and is working on the next book in her "Dare to Dream" series.
.0 out of 5 starsFascinating Look at a REAL Western CowgirlByLaurelndon December 1, 2011Format: Paperback"Follow the Dream" continues the story of Nettie begun in "Cowgirl Dreams."Nettie fought her ranching family to realize her dreams of competing in a rodeo instead of just watching from the sides. Now she's married, andexpecting her first child, and her beloved husband is dragging her fromplace to place to place. Not surprisingly, because the country is in adepression, and all the "good" ranching land is already owned, and ittakes money that they don't have to buy or even rent land to ranch.
Perhaps because Nettie is in fact author Heidi Thomas's grandmother, she is avivdly drawn character. Or it may be Thomas's writing voice that makesall the characters so vivid, and creates such a compelling read.Although this book has been marketed as YA, and is certainly suitablefor that group, I've been an adult for more years than I care to admit,and I loved this book. Get it from Amazon or from Heidi -- but get it.Give it to a horse-loving teen, or share it with her, because you'llboth enjoy it, and learn about a piece of the west that isn't thetypical bandits or cowboys-and-Indians stories written by (and for) ourfathers!
Thank you, Heidi, for introducing us to this amazing woman and to her determination to become what she wanted to be.
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Book Description Sundowners, Division of Treble Heart Books, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX1936127180
Book Description Sundowners, Division of Treble Heart Books, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1936127180