Memories of a Dirt Road Town

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Broadman & Holman, 2005 - Fiction - 277 pages
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A fifth-grade school teacher in southern Illinois, Develyn Worrell's nightmare begins one summer when she discovers her husband's infidelity. She divorces him without ever telling her twenty-one-year-old daughter why. Although Devvy has a heart change and desires for reconciliation, he dies before she can tell him of her desire. The daughter blames her mother for her father's death. Memories of a Dirt Road Town begins the story the following summer. Brokenhearted about her husband's death and her daughter's decision not to come home for the summer, Devvy decides to find a little dirt road town in Wyoming where she had vacationed as a child. She remembers fondly the sunset and a beautiful Roan horse. Upon arrival, Devvy purchases a Roan mare and a burro, rents a little cabin, and watches as God brings three very important men into her life.

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Wonderful story of seeking peace and God's plan!

User Review  - Teresa - Christianbook.com

I bought the book because I recognized the name of the author, and the story summary caught my attention. I identified with the background of the main character. The story is so well written and the ... Read full review

Review: Memories of a Dirt Road Town (Horse Dreams Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Dorrice - Goodreads

Loved it. First of Stephen Bly's books I have read. Wonderful writer. This book is the first of a trilogy and I already have the other two. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Stephen Bly was born August 17, 1944, Ivanhoe, California. Bly graduated summa cum laude in Philosophy from California State University, Fresno (1971). He was an American author who wrote over 100 books and many short stories, poems and articles. His books were primarily Western in genre. Bly's book, The Long Trail Home won the 2002 Christy Award in the Western Novel category. Bly had many series that he wrote during his lifetime including: the Rivers of Arizona Series, the Stuart Brannon Western Series, the Lewis and Clark Squad Series and the Horse Dreams Series. On June 9, 2011, Bly died at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston after a 5-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 66 years old. At the time of his death, he was working on his last fiction book, Stuart Brannon's Final Shot. His wife, Janet, and three adult sons finished the novel for him; it was released in 2012.

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