The more things change, the more they stay the same!
Four O’Clock, Montana Time
Stewart Falls Cheerleaders Book 5
by Shannon Kennedy
Genre: YA Teen Drama
14-year-old, Samantha Tiernan-Bradley and her soldier father always thought of each other at four o’clock, Montana Time regardless of where the U.S. Army assigned him. When they sent him to Afghanistan, he came back in a flag-draped coffin.
It’s always been just the two of them. Without him, Samantha feels all alone. Now, it’s four o’clock, Montana Time and she’s thinking about Dad. Is he thinking about her?
Then, she discovers her mother is alive! She’s coming to take Samantha away from her grandparents and a future in the fundamentalist, polygamous community that she and her father considered to be their ‘real’ State-side home. Dad’s plans for her included a Promise Ceremony and an arranged marriage since she’s soon to graduate from eighth grade, but Mom’s arrival changes everything.
Samantha’s had adventures before, but nothing prepares her for Stewart Falls, Washington with her mother, veterinarian, Dr. Cathy Tiernan. Academics for girls, movies, cell phones, computers, clothes, jewelry, cheerleaders, and boys too – just the whole culture….shock! What would Dad think?
How is she going to cope with all this? And what will she do at four o’clock, Montana Time?
Stewart Falls Cheerleaders Book 4
Roaring Rory Gallatin’s girl...
Daughter of the town trouble-maker...
Trailer trash wannabe...
Seventeen-year-old Darcy Gallatin has heard it all, especially when the local minister uses her father as a bad example.
Everyone knows she’s different from the rest of the Gallatin family. She earned a scholarship to prestigious Stewart Falls Academy, is on the honor roll and is a varsity cheerleader.
She has a dream nobody can steal. She’ll study hard, attend a prominent university, and become a large-animal veterinarian, specializing in horses. Then, she’ll return to the small town of Pine Ridge and show everyone what a Gallatin can do. This is her last year at home. Next December she’ll be away at college, so she decides to make the holiday season special for her ten-year-old brother. She won’t let her father ruin Christmas for the whole family, not again.
Disaster strikes when her dad injures Darcy’s horse, Whisky. Can Darcy ever forgive her father, or has he finally crossed the line and made her hate him? Even Darcy doesn’t know for sure, but one thing is certain—she needs to change things. And fast. But how?
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Shannon Kennedy lives and works at her family business, a riding stable in Washington State. Teaching kids to ride and know about horses since 1967, she finds in many cases, she's taught three generations of families. Her life experiences span adventures from dealing cards in a casino, attending graduate school to get her master's in teaching degree, being a middle and high school teacher, and serving in the Army Reserve - all leading to her second career as a published author. She recently retired from teaching school and plans to write more books for Fire & Ice YA, the Stewart Falls Cheerleaders realistic fiction series and the Shamrock Stable series about teen girls and their horses. Visit her at her website, www.shannonkennedybooks.com to learn about her books.