Let’s get a little country for the 4th.
What’s a country 4th of July? Melba, Idaho has a home town celebration. A town of 500 people including the outlying farms, the population triples on the 4th. A parade starts the day, then there’s a picnic in the park with lots of games and booths for the kids. The night ends with a huge fireworks display. Americana in miniature.
We had one fireworks stand that sold the good stuff. All the ones in town sold the safe and sane fireworks. Now, I love a good sparkler, but the boys, they wanted the big, loud cannons and fountains.
The Bull Rider’s Keeper is set in my home town. Mixing the real with the imagined, I’ve built a world for Taylor and Jesse to play in and hopefully, fall in love.
Jesse Sullivan isn’t afraid of any thing, any man, or any bull. But when he decides to take a chance and carve out a life outside his rodeo career, he’s feeling like he’s walking on shaky ground. In typical Jesse style, he jumps at a chance to purchase Main Street Gallery, a Boise tradition in the art world.
Taylor DeMarco has two goals for the next year. Getting the gallery on sound financial ground to prove to her parents that she can keep her grandfather’s legacy alive is the first one. Moving out of the house and into her own condo by the Boise river, is the second. When she finds her folks are selling the gallery to Jesse, she vows to stop the sale, no hands barred.
When sparks fly between Jesse and Taylor, family gets in the way of reason, and they have to decide what is more important, their desires or keeping Main Street Gallery open and successful.
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Have a great 4th….