Awarded Finalist for Best First Novel, 2014 Spur Awards of the Western Writers of America. La Grulla is a bold story of impetuous youth, uncommon friendship, and timeless romance, unfolding in the stunning American Southwest. A violent confrontation with the vaquero Jaime Lucero on a cold November 1882 morning in Taos leaves young Jeff Cameron relentlessly pursued. While no one's fool, strong Maggie MacTeague is drawn into this survival struggle, and into the love of her life. Savor the wry humor of the frontier Scotsman, Sandy, distinguished equally in battle and in whiskey-fueled fun. Your heart will stop as the story resolves in Jeff's final, desperate ride on the remarkable Bonnie Blue.
About the Author
John R. Wright is a life-long horseman. He moved west from Tennessee as a young man, working as a ranch hand, packer, hunting guide, and horse trainer. Much of the country portrayed in this story he has ridden. He lives in southwest Colorado in the shadow of the mighty San Juans, beside Mesa Verde National Park, with a Labrador Retriever, a Tennessee Walking Horse, and various transient cats. His other published works include Trout on a Stick from Willow Creek Press, and numerous articles appearing in Ducks Unlimited magazine, Gun Dog magazine, the Retriever Journal, and several anthologies.
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