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Rocky Comfort Ranch

Rocky Comfort Ranch

by Joann Klusmeyer

About The Book

This is the story of an old man and a young man, total strangers, becoming tied together by the efforts of a little girl… a few forest animals… and a lonely spot of rocky land on a hilltop in a small southern state.

This mix of persons includes the aftermath of a couple of wars that had nothing to do with the persons involved but had left scars that can never quite heal.  Toss in a young soldier and a bloody battlefield and then you have a recipe for horror and nightmares.

The word ‘ranch’ is somewhat of a misnomer, as it pictures bovine and equine members and busy occupation when it is more like a ‘slowing down and re-purposing of a few lives, and the effort to strengthen other lives so they can do what they were meant to do.  It also involves pair of squirrels named Ripley and Stretch… and a little girl named Kitty with the mind and vocabulary of a Philadelphia lawyer.

Publication date June 16,2021
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
978-1-63871-270-1 (E-BOOK)
Genre Fiction
Pages 156
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

Joann was born in the mountains of Arkansas in 1933, in the height of the depression, into the family of a pioneer minister. She was attracted to pencils and paper from the time she learned not to poke pencils in her eyes, and that paper did not taste particularly good.

Having an older sister who aspired to be a school teacher, she became a class of one and was expected to master reading at a very early age. Books became the magic that would transport her into another life, and she read and re-read the few that were available until they were limp scraps. It was about then that more stories began to develop within her own head, along with simple rhyming verses. This book is one of the stories.

Her father’s occupation as a minister, by necessity, put her in church several times a week, where she practically cut her teeth on a church bench, so to speak. There was the small country church that her father built and pastored for years, and later the other churches where he was called, and in that way, she became uniquely positioned to meet a lot of people on a regular basis, and appreciate the hard-working settlers who pioneered the land in America’s midwest.


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