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'MY PRODIGAL BROTHER'

By:David Golden




"My Prodigal Brother," is a western novel that is set in the early 1890s. A prosperous ranch owner from Montana, Garrett Stone, has to constantly come to the aid of his fun-loving brother John. John is a flamboyant, fly by the seat of his pants, young, broke 'playboy.' His antics continually keep Garrett away from home to rescue his younger sibling. Johnís bad decisions and his silly frolicking attitude are always getting him into misdemeanor type trouble. But each time, his irresponsible ways of behavior seem to cause him to get into worse trouble. In his many travels to prevent his brother John from having to live out the rest of his grown life in prison, Garrett falls in love with a beautiful woman named Becky. Through no fault of their own, and despite their constant attempts to pursue a meaningful and ever-lasting relationship, Garrett and Becky cannot seem to permanently connect with each other. Some unforeseen dilemma seems to always prevent them from being able to make a long-term commitment to one another. This is the first book in an on-going series about Garrett, Becky and Johnís endeavors. Each book is an independent volume, but all of the main characters stay the same throughout the series. There is a "hook" in each book that is chronologically out of order. See if you can find it! An avid reader will want to read the continuing saga of the series, but a single-book reader can read each volume individually and still enjoy each one.

Contact : DavidGolden@Camtel.net
Website: GoldenWesternBooks.com




About The Author:
Until his early twenties when his knees went bad, David Golden lived the modern cowboy's life in the rodeo. After that career was cut short, he traveled all over the country (and a few foreign countries) as a pipeline welder. "It allowed me to see the remote places around the nation. It was different from just visiting the metro areas," he says. In 1992, multiple sclerosis prevented him from working, but David did not allow the fact that he is legally blind from the MS to stop him from going back to school at forty years old and pursuing a successful college career with a minor in English, which is how I met him where he enrolled in a class I teach in British literature. David told me, "Everyday I can wake up and see a reflection in the mirror is going to be a pretty good day!" "If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have saved more money and took better care of myself," David said. "I was impressed by the way David surmounted the difficulties MS and his blindness caused, and I am proud that he has now tried his hand at novels--successfully!" noted Dr. Carol Wood. David's four children are Phillip "Flip", Kenzie Golden-Roden, the late great Aaron (August 10, 1982 - November 14, 2004), and of course Jake! He has two grandsons, too: Coy and Dawson. David said, "I love my kids very much and in such a tumultuous world we live in today, I am proud of the way my children have turned out to be successful adults. I hope, and pray my grandchildren do as well."

Contact : DavidGolden@Camtel.net
Website: GoldenWesternBooks.com