Cowgirl Dreams

Author: Heidi Thomas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493008951
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Cowgirl Dreams from the Author: Heidi Thomas. From her ranch home in Montana in the 1920s, Nettie Brady dreamed of joining the rodeo circuit and becoming a star. Defying her mother's wishes and trading her skirts for trousers--and riding the range with her brothers and taking on the occasional half-ton steer in local rodeos--Nettie bucked convention to compete with men in the arena. When family hardship and tragedy threaten her plans, she turns back toward a more traditional life as a ranch woman, but chafes against its restrictions. Then she meets and falls in love with a young neighbor who rides broncs and raises rodeo stock. Can Nettie's rodeo dreams come true if she's also a wife and mother? Based on the life of the author's grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl, this novel takes on the big issues of a woman's place in the west, the crushing difficulties of surviving on a homestead, and the excitement and romance of a young girl aching to follow her dream.

Every Cowgirl S Dream

Author: Arlene James
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 145926696X
Size: 63.89 MB
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Every Cowgirl S Dream from the Author: Arlene James. THE COWBOY OF HER DREAMS Kara Detmeyer was leading the biggest cattle drive since the days of the Old Wild West and facing the challenege of her life. Ropin' and ridin' across three states was simple compared to losing her heart and soul to ruggedly handsome wrangler Rye Wagner. He was husband material, all right—though he wouldn't admit it—and his eight-year-old son was a charmer in the making. Could Kara convince the Wagner men that becoming her family would prove the ultimate adventure? THAT SPECIAL WOMAN! She can hog-tie and four-legged animal—but can that special woman lasso the cowboy's who's stolen her heart?

Every Cowgirl S Dream

Author: Linda Schillig
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781615463633
Size: 43.47 MB
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Every Cowgirl S Dream from the Author: Linda Schillig. This book captures the feminine side of the West and tells of a colorful young lady, Dakota Leigh, who earned the respect of her male counterparts. This vibrant, authentic story salutes the spirit of those daring females who had the courage to follow their dreams. The cowboy may be our most authentic hero from western lore, but the cowgirl is right on his boot heels. Dakota Leigh is an eighteen-year-old who has a lifelong dream of becoming a cowgirl. By chance, she runs into the owner of the Four Winds Ranch, who gives her the opportunity to prove her worth. Since she'd been working with horses her whole life, she quickly shows the cynical cowboys that she is a horsewoman with many talents. As she builds upon her experiences at the Four Winds, she takes the reins of her life and blossoms into the woman she's always dreamed she would be. During the course of time spent working on the ranch, Dakota faces many ups and downs in her young life. Most were happy; some bordering on zany, yet there is sadness along the way. She had to grow up at an early age and her wisdom is well beyond her years. Since breaking horses is what Dakota does best, it is only natural when she starts riding bareback stock in the rodeos to help supplement her barrel racing income. One day on a dare, she climbs down onto the back of a bull named Pepper, and a legend is born.

Follow The Dream

Author: Heidi M. Thomas
Publisher: TwoDot
ISBN: 9780762797011
Size: 65.93 MB
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Follow The Dream from the Author: Heidi M. Thomas. In this sequel to Cowgirl Dreams, Nettie Brady, now Nettie Moser, is working with her husband Jake to prepare for a busy rodeo season when she's offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to London to perform with the Tex Austin Wild West Troupe. When fate once again interferes with her dreams, Nettie finds herself overcoming challenges only to set aside her passions. As Nettie and Jake work to keep their horse herd from disaster and to preserve their way of life, the realities of the Great Depression separate them. Based on the life of the author's grandmother, a real Montana Cowgirl, Follow the Dream, reveals the story of the real Montana in the mid-Twentieth Century and continues the sweeping family saga begun in Cowgirl Dreams.

Cowgirl Up

Author: Heidi Thomas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014153
Size: 25.34 MB
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Cowgirl Up from the Author: Heidi Thomas. When someone says "Cowgirl Up!" it means rise to the occasion, don't give up, and do it all without whining or complaining. And the cowgirls of the early twentieth century did it all, just like the men, only wearing skirts and sometimes with a baby waiting behind the chutes. Women learned to rope and ride out of necessity, helping their fathers, brothers, and husbands with the ranch work. But for some women, it went further than that. They caught the fever of freedom, the thirst for adrenaline, and the thrill of competition, and many started their rodeo careers as early as age fourteen. From Alice and Margie Greenough of Red Lodge, whose father told them “If you can’t ride ’em, walk,” to Jane Burnett Smith of Gilt Edge who sneaked off to ride in rodeos at age eleven, women made wide inroads into the masculine world of rodeo. Montana boasts its share of women who “busted broncs” and broke ranks in the macho world of rodeo during the early to mid-1900s. Cowgirl Up! is the history of these cowgirls, their courage, and their accomplishments.

Barrel Racing For Fun And Fast Times

Author: Sharon Camarillo
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629141615
Size: 52.85 MB
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Barrel Racing For Fun And Fast Times from the Author: Sharon Camarillo. Barrel racing, in which horse and rider gallop in a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels, is the fastest-growing rodeo event. Author Sharon Camarillo, a successful contestant-turned trainer, teacher, and commentator, presents a comprehensive program that takes the novice barrel racer from the process of choosing her horse up to preparation for and taking part in real races. More than just a specialized manual, Barrel Racing for Fun and Fast Times offers advice that will benefit riders of all disciplines, including ways to care for and condition the equine athlete, selecting appropriate and proper-fitting equipment, acquiring the “winning edge” that allows us to achieve competitive success, and more. 160 color illustrations.

Dare To Dream

Author: Heidi Thomas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493008978
Size: 34.87 MB
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Dare To Dream from the Author: Heidi Thomas. At the start of the 1940s, Montana cowgirl Nettie Brady Moser has overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles on the journey toward her dream of being a professional rodeo rider. In the 1920s, she struggled against her family's expectations and social prejudice against rodeo cowgirls. During the Great Depression, falling in love and marrying Jake Moser, then raising their son Neil took priority over rodeos, as did the constant struggle in search of grass for their horses in the drought-stricken dust bowl years. And then when Nettie did resume riding, she was devastated by the death of her friend and mentor, Marie Gibson, in a rodeo accident. In the spring of 1941, Nettie, now 36, has grieved the loss of her friend. To regain her heart and spirit, Nettie is determined to ride again at a Cheyenne, Wyoming. To her dismay, the male-dominated Rodeo Association of America (RAA) enforces its rule barring women from riding rough stock and denies her the chance to ride. Her fury at the discrimination can’t change things for women—yet.

I Had The Strangest Dream

Author: Kelly Sullivan Walden
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446557102
Size: 65.91 MB
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I Had The Strangest Dream from the Author: Kelly Sullivan Walden. It's a double-caf low-fat Frappuccino-kind of world, and all that bustle doesn't stop just because it's time for bed. While you sleep, your mind is busy going over everything you've experienced during the day. Now, with the only dream book that interprets both classic and new twenty-first century symbols - everything from speed dating and Botox to text messages and iPods - you can tap into your unconscious with the turn of a page. Discover the messages hidden in your dreams, your hopes, your fears, your unrealized strengths and potential. You'll learn how to recognize life-altering opportunities and become the person you've always dreamed of being.