Powerful Novel Presents a Story of Love, Horses, War and the Western Plains

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Author Jim Hawley tells the story of Lucy Johannson Morgan’s life in southeast Wyoming from the Great Depression, World War II and the Vietnam War

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Lucy Johannson, the daughter of Carl and Erin Johannson was born in 1923. She had grown into a tall, lanky young lady. In the fall of 1935, she decided not to return to school. She stayed home and helps her brother Carl Jr. takes care of the ranch. Carl Sr. helped build a gas station in Wheatland, and he worked there after it was built. Carl did well as a cattle rancher and bought two hundred acres at the base of Sheep Mountain. His herd continued to increase.

Hoof Prints in the Snow written by Jim Hawley is the story of Lucy Johannson Morgan and her life in southeast Wyoming from the Great Depression, through World War II, and Vietnam. It is a story of love, horses, war, and the western plains with a deeply moving twist at the end.

Back in the old days at Wheatland, Wyoming, Lucy Johannson and Charlie Morgan are two perfectly married couple who are both in love. He was a horse trainer and a mechanic who served his country during World War II. She on the other hand, was left at home to raise their daughter Erin Pearl all by herself. But one day, she meets Alex Schmidt (Wallace), her former schoolmate and got intimate with him. Although married, she also fell in love with him. But Alex is about to leave for Denver to become an aeronautics engineer. He wanted her to leave Charlie and go with him in Denver but she resisted. After his military service, Charlie went back home and Lucy gave birth to their son Michael. What will happen to Charlie after he goes home? What will happen to Pearl and Michael as they become adults? What will life be for Lucy when she grows old?

Hoof Prints in the Snow is one heartfelt novel that will truly touch the readers’ emotions. More than an entertaining read, Hawley pens a powerful story that transcends a generation of a family bonded by love but was caught in some of the most tumultuous events in human history.

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About the Author
Dr. Jim Hawley is an ER doctor in Wheatland, Wyoming. He has a horse ranch just outside Wheatland with twenty-five horses, ten rescue dogs, and one goat. He was raised in south Arkansas, at the site of a Civil War fort. He is married to his lovely wife, Koni, and has one daughter and two stepsons.

Hoof Prints in the Snow * by Jim Hawley
Publication Date: August 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 141 pages; 978-1-4797-0281-7
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