Leslie Cahill, w seventeen, falls in love with an older man, twenty-eight year old Sloan Stroh. She's flattered by the attention of this neighboring cowboy and is swept along by her strong emotions. Sloan dominates Leslie's every moment, in her mind at least. Leslie's father and brother strongly object to Leslie and Sloan's relationship t only because of the considerable age difference, but because they do t trust Sloan's intentions. Leslie learns Sloan's dark secret, which dates back many years to her mother's death. A fast-paced coming-of-age story, McClellan's Bluff is set in Washington's ranch country.
Mary E. Trimble lives on Camano Island, Washington with her husband. A prolific writer, Trimble draws on personal experiences including purser and ship's diver aboard the tall ship, M.S. Explorer; Peace Corps in West Africa; a 13,000- mile South Pacific sailing adventure aboard their Bristol 40, Impunity and extensive overland RV trips. Trimble is active with the American Red Cross and has responded to several local and national disasters. Mary Trimble's 400-plus travel articles and articles of interest to homeowners have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. Trimble's first novel, ROSEMOUNT, has received wide acclaim. It's sequel, McCLELLAN'S BLUFF, is a recipient of the EPIC (Electronically Published Internet Connection) Award as Best Young Adult Novel. Both Coming-of-Age stories are of interest to teens as well as adults.