When East meets West, the sparks fly between handsome Native American, Buck Eagle Plume, and the rebellious teen, Elvira Parker.

Buck and the Blue Roan
by Stormy Kurtz

Elvira Parker, a spoiled, alcoholic teen from Chicago, has been sent to spend the summer on her uncle’s Montana ranch. While there, city girl Elvira meets handsome Buck Eagle Plume, a biracial cowboy filled with bitterness over the death of his parents, his horse and his dream of becoming a rodeo champion. Buck accepts a job on Elvira’s uncle’s ranch in the Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana.

While working for Ellie’s uncle, Buck becomes enthralled with a rogue blue roan Quarter Horse mare. He is determined to tame her. She is determined to stay wild. Eventually, Buck becomes one of the top team ropers in the Bitterroot Valley, causing conflict with his corrupt arch rival. As events continue to turn against Buck, Ellie gets into trouble of her own. To save Ellie and himself, he must rely on his courage and the spiritual guidance of his Native American ancestors to save her.

ISBN 978-1-945146-22-0 • 6 x p .5 paperback • 212 pgs • $15.95

About the author

Stormy Kurtz  was born in central Montana. She grew up on her parents’ ranch in the Paradise Valley located near Yellowstone National Park. Her young adult years were immersed in ranch and rodeo culture. She later attended the University of Montana where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on English and Journalism. After moving to Spokane, WA, she raised her two sons, Buck and Skyler, as a stay-at-home mom. Eventually, she returned to college to earn a Master’s degree in Literature. Stormy has enjoyed teaching English for 20 years at Spokane Falls Community College where she is also an Academic Success Coach for at-risk teens who are trying to earn their high school diplomas. She currently lives with her husband, Ron, on a small farm near Cheney, WA with their two horses, 25 chickens and one cat.