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Heart of a Shepherdby Rosanne Parry
Synopses & Reviews
When Brother's dad is shipped off to Iraq, along with the rest of his reserve unit, Brother must help his grandparents keep the ranch going. He’s determined to maintain it just as his father left it, in the hope that doing so will ensure his father’s safe return. The hardships Brother faces will not only change the ranch, but also reveal his true calling.
When his father is shipped off to Iraq with his reserve unit, Brother is left in charge to tend to the family ranch with his grandfather, so in the hopes of his safe return, Brother works in a way that would make his father proud and discovers his calling in the process during their time apart.
Ignatius "Brother" Alderman, nearly twelve, promises to help his grandparents keep the family's Oregon ranch the same while his brothers are away and his father is deployed to Iraq, but as he comes to accept the inevitability of change, he also sees the man he is meant to be.
About the Author
The stark beauty of eastern Oregon and the shared purpose of the ranching community made a lasting impression on Rosanne Parry. She found a similar rapport among the military families she knew when her husband was deployed to Iraq. She now lives in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon, with bunnies and chickens and her husband and four kids.
Table of Contents
July. The chess men — August. Cow camp — October. First flock — December. Man of the house — February. Serving the altar — April. Promises made — May. Boots on the ground — June. The veterans — August. Waiting for Beautiful — August. Coming home.
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