What secrets will a century-old pioneer journal reveal? Crystal Blake, Shawn Sorensen, and their friends hope it will lead them to long lost treasure. They could become rich and maybe famous! And if that's not enough excitement, the high school rodeo team tryouts are this week. What chance does Crystal have against kids who were practically born on their horses? And her being the new kid in school too. Ready or not, it was Crystal’s turn to perform for the high school rodeo team tryouts. Caleb, her big, gray Appaloosa, dug in and made an incredible turn around the first barrel, almost flipping Crystal. If she kept this up, she’d have a great time score. But then, her ankle crashed against the second barrel and it rolled across the arena. Pain shot through her body. Did she break her ankle? She'd never make the team now.
About the Author
Stephen Bly (1944-2011) authored and co-authored with his wife, Janet Chester Bly, more than 100 books, both historical and contemporary fiction and nonfiction. He won the Christy Award in the category western novel for The Long Trail Home, from The Fortunes of the Black Hills Series. Other novels were Christy Award finalists: The Outlaw's Twin Sister, Picture Rock, and Last of the Texas Camp. His last novel, Stuart Brannon's Final Shot, finished with the help of his widow, Janet Chester Bly, and three sons--Russell, Michael, and Aaron--was a SELAH Award finalist. She just completed her first solo adult Indie novel, Wind in the Wires, Book 1, Trails of Reba Cahill.
Janet Chester Bly is the widow of award-winning western author Stephen Bly. She has authored and co-authored with Stephen 32 contemporary and historical fiction and inspirational and family-themed nonfiction books. He also published 100 books of his own. She and her three sons—Russell, Michael and Aaron--completed her late husband’s last novel, Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot. The story of that family project can be find on her website blog under the series topic “Finishing Dad’s Novel”: http://www.BlyBooks.com/blog/.