In the valleys and mountains of the Ozarks, a young boy dreams of raising and training two ‘coon hounds’. This is a book apparently read by nine year olds, but it should not be confined to that audience. I found this book terrific in my mid-twenties, and again in my mid-thirties. The integrity and loyalty shown by the main characters is moving, and growing up in and around nature sounds ideal.
Earlene Fowler discusses and signs The Road to Cardinal Valley
01/30/2013 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
In this follow-up to Earlene Fowler's national bestseller, The Saddlemaker's Wife, Ruby McGavin returns to the small town of Cardinal, California, where a year ago she brought her husband's ashes back to his family's ranch, and discovered safety, peace, and a love... Ruby never thought she'd return to Cardinal, but she's hoping the place and people who gave her so much can give her brother Nash—who's been drowning in drink in Nashville—the fresh start he so desperately needs. Saddlemaker Lucas McGavin is thrilled that Ruby has come back. He hasn't given up on his love for her, despite the awkward fact that she is his brother's widow, and he's well aware that this may be his last chance to win Ruby's heart.
When Nash starts drinking again and ends up in a devastating accident, Ruby decides she must find her estranged mother to help with an intervention. Two states away, Etta Walker harbors a horrible secret that keeps her from reconnecting with the children she deserted so many years ago. As they struggle with the present and confront the past, Ruby, Lucas, and Etta learn the power of forgiveness…and reach for a new future filled with hope, grace, and love.