After the boy is humiliated and bullied at school, a cowboy named String helps him make the desolate prairie and cowboy lifestyle his own.
An Authors Collection Novel
Jake Rivers, barely old enough to drive, pulls his horse in an open cattle trailer across Texas behind his father’s ’58 Chevy pickup. Lost in a snow storm, a stranger named Will Tom Sunday helps Jake find his new home. The family’s Panhandle farm seems harsh and desolate to Jake.
Without friends for the first time in his life, he is humiliated and bullied at school until a Comanche boy who has been adopted by white parents befriends him. A cowboy named String helps Jake make the desolate prairie and cowboy lifestyle his own.
But a moonlit night on the Matador ranch with the daughter of a local minister leads to the abrupt departure of the minister’s family, a critical injury to his father, and the return of Jake’s nemesis. Jake’s new life begins to unravel.
Jim H. Ainsworth Bio:
In 1998, Jim sold all his business interests and made a journey across Texas by covered wagon and horseback to retrace an ancestral journey. He chronicled the trip in a memoir, Biscuits Across the Brazos. He traveled the team roping circuit as an amateur and worked roundups on big ranches. In the Rivers Flow, his first novel, was published in 2003. Rivers Crossing followed in 2005. Rivers Ebb, the third novel in his Follow the Rivers trilogy, was a Writers League of Texas contest finalist as a manuscript. It also was selected as a finalist for the national Violet Crown award for best mainstream novel of 2008, and a finalist in the mainstream/literary fiction category for Writers Digest international book contest. The novel was featured in the magazine in Spring 2008.