Item description for Memories Of A Dirt Road Town (Horse Dreams V1) by Stephen A. Bly...
Overview Following the death of her unfaithful husband, Donna Woodstone's 21-year-old daughter blames her for his death and becomes estranged. Brokenhearted, Donna journeys to a town in Wyoming where she vacationed as a child.
Publishers Description 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.
Community Description When Develyn's estranged husband dies before they can reconcile, her 21-year-old daughter blames her for his death. Seeking solace in memories of her Wyoming childhood and a beautiful pony, Develyn sets out on a life-changing journey. Can she accept God's forgiveness for others---and for herself? The first installment in the Horse Dreams Trilogy. 352 pages, softcover from Broadman & Holman.
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Studio: B&H Fiction
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Broadman And Holman
Series Horse Dreams Trilogy
Series Number 1
ISBN 0805431713 ISBN13 9780805431711
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen A. Bly
Stephen Bly lives in the mountains of north-central Idaho on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. He has written more than 70 books for adults and kids, including a number of popular series for Crossway, and serves as pastor of the Winchester Community Church. He is also the town's mayor. Visit his website at www.blybooks.com.
Stephen A. Bly currently resides in Winchester, in the state of Idaho. Stephen A. Bly was born in 1944.
Reviews - What do customers think about Memories Of A Dirt Road Town (Horse Dreams V1)?
This is going to be a great series... Feb 27, 2006
Develyn is an interesting character with a boring life, a nosy best friend, and an estranged daughter. She wants adventure, but not too much. So what does she do? She impulsively decides to return to Wyoming--to a place she enjoyed as a child, hoping to recoup some of the emotion from that childhood experiece. What does she find? Tons of diversions from her goal, scary scenarios, and plenty of adventure. Her new girlfriend is a quirky character with very little tact. Three cowboys are enamored with Develyn almost immediately, and she finds herself drawn to one man in particular. However, I could see as time when on that she started seeing the good things in the other men, too. I'm thinking as the series continues that she may change her mind more than once. And poor Develyn had so many mishaps with horses taking off on her and bucking her, I'm surprised she hadn't developed a phobia. The story was enjoyable and I recommend it. I've never read a book by Stephen Bly before, but my husband loved his writing, so I gave it a try. I would have given this novel five stars, but I felt like it ended too soon, and kind of abruptly. Fortunately, I have the sequel in my hot little hands. Off to read The Mustang Breaker...
Memories of a Dirt Road Town Sep 21, 2005
Great Bly Book! This is exactly what you'd expect from Stephen Bly. Funny, hidden humor also, well written, and of course, the message of God's love and understanding heart which is offered to all of us. Very good book. Would,and have, recommend to anyone.
Solid writing, living characters Jul 26, 2005
For a long time now Stephen Bly has been my favorite author and this latest book is just another example of why. Mr. Bly's writing makes you feel as if you are apart of the story and with each book in a series you feel as if you were visiting old friends. His books are heartwarming and humorous, living and breathing the spirit of the west. I can't wait for the next book in this series!
A fun and touching read Jun 15, 2005
This book was a fun read as well as touching. It has characters that just seem to come to life. The interaction between them was great. Develyn, the main character, needed to get away due to circumstances in her life that have left her feeling that she needs to find some peace and direction. She decides to visit a place in Wyoming that she and her family visited when she was just 10. During her stay out west, she makes friends and not just the human kind. She draws closer to God through all of this. She does have an adventure while in Wyoming, fast horses, 4-wheelers & guns. I'm never disappointed in Stephen Bly's books.