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: null
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 colleg 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 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 Inherahamwe 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.

    • A Precious Stone By Leslie M. Arno
      437 Leslie M. Arno
    • thumbnail Title: A Precious Stone By Leslie M. Arno
      Posted by:Leslie M. Arno
      Published :2019-05-20T07:52:02+00:00

    About "Leslie M. Arno"

    1. Leslie M. Arno

      I am originally from Idaho Springs, CO, but I now live in Sheridan, WY I live here with my husband and our three children Growing up was a tough time for me and my siblings, but the three of us never made any excuses, and we persevered despite the difficulties The most exciting part about writing my first book was being able to include some poems that were written by my brother, Sam M Kiefer, who lives in Kansas, and is a pretty well known Cowboy Poet there Me and my brother have been mostly separated since we were kids, and perhaps we always will be to a certain extent, but we have overcome many obstacles there were thrown between us, and this collaboration was a dream come true.I used to work with a man that everyone called Uncle Al He made me laugh everyday, and was like a father to me in a lot of ways He had four fingers because he lost one when the ring he was wearing on his pinky got snagged on a nail when he was jumping off a little outbuilding I used his story in my book I knew that he would be tickled about that, and I couldn t wait to finish the book and send him a copy Unfortunately he passed away while I was finishing up the book, but I m sure that he s somewhere in heaven cracking jokes about that

    111 thoughts on “A Precious Stone”

    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!




    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *