Only when Alysa Cody, a beautiful young woman new to town, reminds Gordon of the life — and the love — he squandered years earlier, does he wonder if giving up the fight might be a better choice after all. But then again…
When Ty Daggett, a local rancher, comes courting Alysa, complications from both their past lives threaten any happiness they might find with each other. Ultimately Ty must decide if he is willing to risk losing his heart again.
“A gem of a story! Claffey’s characters, even the quirky ones, are people you’d like to invite over for coffee. Inspired by a twist of Southwestern history, the novel spotlights small town life, an unusual quest of justice, and unexpected love. Bravo.” — Anne Hillerman
“The tale evinces a bluesy-comic undertone that doesn’t belabor itself with excess folksiness or contrived whimsy. A pleasant weekend-getaway read with a quixotic hero and a casual Southwestern flavor.” — Kirkus Reviews
“In Morgan Bluestone Tom Claffey proves once again that he has a deft touch with character, plot and place. Morgan Bluestone is a young Navajo woman who feels a spiritual connection to animals and wants to spend her life working with them. Readers will be rooting for her as she goes off to school and pursues her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Tom Claffey has done his research. The scenes where Morgan works with animals are vividly evoked and full of fascinating details. Morgan Bluestone in a compelling read and a treat for animal lovers.” — Judith Van Gieson, author of Hotshots
“In his signature style, Tom Claffey tells another engaging tale of America’s unsung heroes — lady truckers, young soldiers and hard-working ranchers — all intersecting in this timely and often touching novel.” — Candelora Versace, founding editor, Southwest BookViews.
HOOT ‘N’ HOLLER was the winner of the Bronze Award for a book of fiction, at the Truck Writers of North America 2009 Communication Awards.
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