A Precious Stone

A Precious Stone After the death of her parents and grandparents eighteen year old Jewel Etchemendy a Basque woman inherits her family s acre sheep ranch in Johnson County Wyoming When she receives an antic

  • Title: A Precious Stone
  • Author: Leslie M. Arno
  • ISBN: 9781491756478
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • After the death of her parents and grandparents, eighteen year old Jewel Etchemendy, a Basque woman, inherits her family s 28,000 acre sheep ranch in Johnson County, Wyoming When she receives an anticipated, yet unwelcome, marriage proposal from her best friend the son of the family who manages her ranch she flees, abandoning everything while throwing herself into collegAfter the death of her parents and grandparents, eighteen year old Jewel Etchemendy, a Basque woman, inherits her family s 28,000 acre sheep ranch in Johnson County, Wyoming When she receives an anticipated, yet unwelcome, marriage proposal from her best friend the son of the family who manages her ranch she flees, abandoning everything while throwing herself into college and then serving in Iraq as a combat nurse Jewel s story begins after she leaves the military to return home She finds herself in an Alaskan wilderness competition where she meets and falls in love with a man who takes her on an adventure of a lifetime, where she is forced to make the ultimate life or death decision to save herself After meeting Grady McDonald, an ex U.S Army sniper from Belle Fourche, South Dakota, she learns to accept love again Grady s family becomes her own, and the love and support from them strengthens her enough to face her fears and return to everything she had abandoned in Wyoming Still not content to simply settle in Wyoming, Jewel and Grady embark on another adventure that changes the course of their lives What is supposed to be a simple trip to help provide humanitarian aid, turns into a nightmare that takes them as far as Uganda where they will have to survive harsh conditions, militant Interahamwe rebels, and a hostage situation that takes them beyond their limits Grady, along with a team of ex military men from various branches of the armed services, will have to call on their military background and experience to free them from the grips of one of the most feared terrorists in Africa.

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    1. A cross between a C.J. Box adventure and Diana Gabaldon's OutlanderThis book was picked to read in my book club and it is a page turner. The suspense left me wanting more and I had a difficult time putting the book down. However, the chapters seem designed so if you are reading late at night, you can easily give yourself a stopping point. Leslie has a way of painting scenes with words that gives the reader the sense as though they are a fly on the wall. All of the characters are developed nicely [...]

    2. Jewel is running away and ends up in a pub where she meets 2 strangers who offer her a way out, a competition which will keep her away for 6 weeks. Will she go through with it? What will happen? Wow!! What can I say?? Absolutely fantastic novel!! Longest book I have read on the kindle and struggled to put it down even though I had to!! Rollercoaster ride of emotions. This book dragged me deep into the storyline and kept me on edge. So many ups, downs, twists and turns that I lost count. Really s [...]

    3. I loved writing this book! Every time I read it I enjoyed it, no matter how many times I've gone through it, editing and scrutinizing every detail. I wrote a book I would love to read. After reading Outlander I was going through withdrawals, and so I wrote a book that I think Outlander fans would enjoy reading. It'll get you through the Outlander withdrawal symptoms!

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