by John Henry Branch



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/25/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781467038959
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781467038942
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781467038935

About the Book

A treacherous journey through the Wyoming wilderness brings great change and challenge to Jamis Johnson and his frontier family. His dream is to create a quality strain of horses for the demanding life of the expanding American frontier. His dream can become a reality with the purchase of a stallion from the stock of George Gray of the G Bar G Ranch in Laramie. Jamis leaves his family to trek through the foothills of the Rattlesnake Mountains, where he encounters Indians and battles the unforgiving elements of the rugged outdoors to reach Laramie before winter sets in. In his absence, his wife, Deborah, is left with the insurmountable endeavor of trying to provide for herself and her young son in a cold, cruel and dangerous environment. Their struggle to survive through astonishing circumstances will draw the reader into their world and provide a glimpse into what life was like for those American heroes who settled this great country and helped it to become a beacon to the downtrodden from the far corners of the earth.

About the Author

John Henry Branch was born and reared among the cotton farms of West Texas. Early in his childhood, he became a “cowboy” at heart with a deep love for horses. With older brothers working on cattle ranches and Roy and Gene cleaning up the west on TV, he found himself longing to follow in their footsteps. He soon realized, of course, that those were the dreams of every young boy and that life had a deeper calling for him. After a four-year tour in the Army, with one year served in Viet Nam, he attended Criswell Bible College in Dallas, Texas, and earned a BA degree in Bible. Upon graduation in 1979, he answered the call of pioneer missions and moved his family to Casper, Wyoming, to pastor a fledgling church there. He would spend several years in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming and Colorado, working odd jobs to support a wife and three children while pastoring small congregations that were unable to support a full-time pastor. He grew to love the West with all of its colorful history and had a desire to one day share what he saw in that history in the form of a story. You hold that story in your hands.