ABOUT THE BOOK
After duty as an ambulance driver in World War I, Ellie Morgan returns to Chicago to take up her share of the work in her grandparents’ department store. Ellie doesn’t want to alienate her family or disappoint them, but despite a six year effort to settle in, she feels increasingly trapped in store routine. Meanwhile, her grandmother urges her to marry a local politician and help him succeed in his chosen field. Ellie’s grandfather, however, wants to see her happy and independent. “Go West, young woman, go west,” he advises paraphrasing a popular quotation of the day. So with Granddad’s help, Ellie secures a job on a ranch in Colorado and sets out to prove that she has the necessary character to succeed at a third vocation.
When Aldon Leitzinger meets Ellie’s train in Clifton Colorado, he introduces himself as the foreman of the ranch. But the more people Ellie meets in the community, the more apparent it becomes that she is in demand to fill a number of roles for which she is not prepared. Desperate to prove herself, she settles in to please everyone, a task that puts her at risk of failure in every attempt at finding a new and happier life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DiVoran has been writing for most of her life. Her first attempt at a story was when she was seven years old and her mother got a new typewriter. DiVoran got to use it and when her dad saw her writing he asked what she was writing about. DiVoran answered that she was writing the story of her life. Her dad’s only comment was, “Well, it’s going to be a very short story.” After most of a lifetime of writing and helping other writers, DiVoran finally launched her own dream which was to write a novel of her own. She now has her Florida Springs trilogy and her novel, a Christian Western Romance, Go West available on Amazon. When speaking about her road to publication, she gives thanks to the Lord for all the people who helped her grow and learn. She says, “I could never have done it by myself, but when I got going everything fell beautifully into place, and I was glad I had started on my dream.”
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Ellie and the Horses
Interviewer: Aldon Leitzinger and Elizabeth Morgan are both veterans of the Great War. They haven’t known each other long, nor do they have much in common. One thing they do have, though, is a love of horses.
Mr. Leitzinger, have you been around horses much?
Aldon: Well, Sir, they tell me the first time I sat on a horse, I was about 6 months old. I understand that’s about the same time most babies are able to sit up on their own. My dad gave me the reins and I started kicking and the horse started moving. My mother was having a fit, but from the way she tells it, Dad just reared back and laughed.
Interviewer: and how about you Miss Morgan. Are you a long-time lover of horses, as well too?
Aldon: No sir, I’d only been on a horse one time in my life before I came here, and that was when I was about eighteen years old. A school friend invited a group of us to his parents’ estate and put us on horses with no instruction as to how to ride them. When mine took off, I held on with all my might, though there wasn’t much to hang onto on that English saddle. Finally the horse ran under a tree-branch and raked me off. Hitting the ground knocked the breath right out of me. I didn’t like horses when I got here, and I don’t like them now, even though Mr. Leitzinger has started teaching me how to ride his mare, Ribbons. I have to admit she is a gentle horse and I’m fond of her, but I’d like to get something straight with Mr. Leitzinger. I do not have a fondness for horses, and I barely have time to ride. I don’t get a lot of spare time, these days because I’m working for Senor, Senora, Molly, and Mr. Leitzinger. My time is simply not my own.
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Ellie is ready for something new. Can she live up to all the roles she's given or will she crumble?