An Epic Western Set Against the Backdrop of the Colfax County War
Bittersweet is released by author P.A. Parsons
The story begins in Texas in the late 1870’s. Will Moon is a rugged and honest man who sets out with his young wife to make his own way. On their journey to Colorado Will meets Aaron Nye, an Illinois Yankee who has bought 20,000 acres of land from the well-known cattle baron Lucien B. Maxwell. Aaron convinces Will to stay on and work for him. Together Will and Aaron complete the fence and are beginning to establish a proven beef herd when Aaron is suddenly shot and killed.
Bittersweet, by author P.A. Parsons is a sweeping and epic tale of the west, set against the historical back drop of the Colfax County War, which originated over land disputes in northern New Mexico. As the story unfolds, Will struggles to defend the legitimacy of Aaron’s land entitlement and fulfill the dream his friend set out to achieve. With two women and two children to care for, as well as extensive land and cattle to oversee, Will has more than enough on his shoulders. When tragedy strikes again, Will’s perseverance takes on heroic proportions.
Bittersweet is a brilliant story about love, loss, and the will to survive. Parson’s novel will draw you in from its opening pages and hold you captive until the very end.
About the Author
Horses, a fascination of the west, and a compelling urge to write have been the main factors dominating every move in Peggy’s life.
After graduating from high school in Lansing, Michigan, She worked as an animal technician at the Department of Health where they maintained a herd of seventy-five horses used for tetanus and diphtheria toxin. They also had a beautiful, two year old palomino born there that took her eye. Though never used, he was nevertheless unattainable being property of the state.
Two years later, she said goodbye, and with horse and trailer set out for the CM Dude Ranch at Dubois, Wyoming where she had a job as a dishwasher. Halfway through the summer she received word she could buy her golden horse, if she still wanted him. She headed back the minute the season was over. A year later, she and Nugget went on their way to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over the years a lot of horses came and went, but he was with her for thirty-two.
Raton, New Mexico has been home for the past thirty. It is here where she has been able to settle in and write.
Peggy used her passion for the west to write a compelling story; find out more about Peggy and her book here. For more on how to self-publish the book you’ve always dreamed of, visit the Dog Ear Publishing website, where you will find information about not only our company, but self-publishing in general.
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