Memories of a Dirt Road Town

Memories of a Dirt Road Town

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by Stephen A. Bly
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805431711
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Horse Dreams Trilogy Series, #1
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,003,820
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Memories of a Dirt Road Town 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Develyn Worrell got it right--following her lifelong dream during a very tough time in her life. Got right into her world--especially the characters in Argenta. I feel like I've been there and would recognize that town if I saw it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey all you single sophisticated city slicker girls....after you get lost in this story you'll be lookin' to snag you a cowboy! I LOVED this book! I got lost in the adventure...wishing I was in Develyn¿s boots....could actually taste that orange popsicle, which seemed to be her snack of choice. And which smooth talkin¿ cowboy is she gonna¿ fall for......I hope she picks __________! The downside is...it ended too soon!
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous 6 months ago
I found this book to be entertaining. Not much to it but it moved at a good pace and had content that I was interested in. Great easy read. I wish I could do what she did. Love books about horses
Anonymous 11 months ago
I walked around for a while. Keepig my unberella up. Suddenly i saw a hot girl stareing me down i walked up to her. She was a drowned rat in the rain. "You wanna come with me. So you can get dry?" I asked. She looked up at me an nodded.v.....vvgsry nook maglftnctioing prtvtvntge more tvrwv.
mybookfriends 12 months ago
A very interesting read. We get to know the people quite well. I like how the author goes back and forth between characters then draws everyone and everything together.
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Ramblen-Rose More than 1 year ago
From the first page, I felt I knew these characters, especially Develyn! Loved the journey with her to the small town. Hated going through her pain, although it wasn't mine, so that helped. Kept trying to advise her. Her friends did it so much better. Anxious to read rest of series.