A Cowboy's Destiny (Kelly Can Saga #1) (Paperback)

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A Cowboy's Destiny (Kelly Can Saga #1) (Paperback)


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This is book number 1 in the Kelly Can Saga series.

A young man’s dream of being the best cowboy at the best ranch is tested by something he never expected: his love for a married woman. 

In 1917, 19-year-old Charlie Kelly lives with his family working a large ranch outside Fort Sumner, New Mexico. But Charlie is tired of fixing everyone’s problems, especially the ones his father creates. Charlie wants to become a “top hand” at the world-famous Miller’s 101 Ranch in northern Oklahoma. A confrontation in Fort Sumner forces the Kelly family to leave New Mexico, and is the push that Charlie needs to chase his dream.

But the road to becoming a cowboy at the 101 Ranch takes many twists and turns, and Charlie encounters a major detour when he meets Susan. She captures his heart, despite being married, and Charlie soon finds that his plan faces major conflicts that forces Charlie to make some tough decisions. Through it all Charlie struggles to fulfill his destiny.
E. Joe Brown has published three memoirs and his writing has been included in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He's a member of SouthWest Writers, the International Western Music Association, and president of New Mexico Westerners. He's served as a New Mexico State Music Commissioner and on the International Western Music Association Board of Directors where he's influenced the culture of New Mexico and the Southwest through music, poetry, literature, and education. He is a proud retiree of the USAF. Joe lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico with his wife.
Product Details ISBN: 9781951122379
ISBN-10: 1951122372
Publisher: Artemesia Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Kelly Can Saga
"A Cowboy's Destiny, E. Joe Brown’s debut novel doesn’t just promise – it delivers – an absorbing family saga with drama and deep humanity, firmly rooted in the grand tradition of American Western literature. Saddle up and enjoy the ride!" —Robert D. Kidera, Tony Hillerman Award-winning author of the Gabe McKenna Mysteries

"A Cowboy's Destiny is an easy-to-read account of the Nineteen-Teens American Frontier - a period too often overlooked by novelists. E. Joe Brown is a promising new voice of the American West." —Johnny D. Boggs, nine-time winner of Western Writers of America's Spur Award

"...a most impressive debut..." —Ralph Estes, author of My Own Story: The Autobiography of Billy the Kid.

"Life and love present Charlie Kelly with almost insurmountable challenges but if anyone can overcome them, Kelly Can.” —Jim Jones, Western singer and author of the Tommy Stallings and Jared Delaney series.

"There’s something for everyone – stampeding cattle, oil strikes, and…love." —Bobbi Jean Bell, Co-Host The Writer’s Block Radio Show, LA Talk Radio

“A coming-of-age story sure to delight readers who enjoy early 20th century tales.”--Melody Groves, award-winning author of The Colton Brothers Saga western series