News Flash: Western Writers of America Spur Awards has announced 2017 winners and finalists. Jasper Spring won Best Western First Novel and is Finalist in the Best Contemporary Novel category.
And More: Jasper Spring is a Nautilus Award Gold Winner–Best Young Adult Fiction for the 2016 season.
New Cover: It has now been rearranged displaying awards and several professional reviews. The new printing is currently available!
Young Alice and Tucker are burdened and blessed with a legacy: the care of Jasper Spring, a remarkable valley and still an unspoiled wonder when it comes into their hands. Following two miscarriages, their partnership wavers, then balances on the edge of collapse. Alice’s confidence is deeply wounded, yet she still yearns for children, and the unraveling of their love and commitment is mirrored in the eyes of their devoted border collie, Tommie.
James Hughes was raised along West Plum Creek, Colorado, where his passion for the natural world and the fine arts grew. Jim became known for his bronze work and metal sculptures. When he was 29 he moved to a homestead in the Black Hills of South Dakota, now the home for his heart. He resides with his wife and son, Pam and Tyler.
The ad read: “Pups, Border Collie. Out of working parents. Imported grandfather.” The address was unclear but across the Palmer divide; sprawling, arid, short grass—Tucker remembered.
That night he dialed the number.
“Do the parents work cattle?” It had never before mattered.
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