Farewell to Freedom
Farewell to Freedom is a fictional story based somewhat on my personal life experiences. The main characters are Cheyenne Stevens (a forty-seven year old wealthy, divorced socialite) and Rowdy Harrison (a forty-two year old, ex-bull riding cowboy from Freedom, Oklahoma).
In Farewell to Freedom Cheyenne Stevens flees the heartbreak of a failing twenty year marriage to spend a week in Las Vegas where on the final day of her visit she meets a cowboy named Rowdy Harrison. The journey begins during the National Finals Rodeo. Cheyenne finds love with the cowboy. The cowboy invites her to visit Freedom and she goes.
Her short visit to Freedom leaves her wanting more. Cheyenne leaves a life of luxury to live with Rowdy in a bunkhouse on his elderly father's run-down ranch in NW Oklahoma.
Rowdy is a rooky stock contractor who raises rodeo bulls. Cheyenne becomes his partner in the bucking bull business. Their bulls perform across the country returning each year to Las Vegas to perform at the National Finals Rodeo and the PBR finals.
Cheyenne buys a 3400 acre ranch near Freedom and builds a guest ranch naming it the Cedar Creek Ranch and Rusty Spur Saloon. She entertains visitors from around the world and attracts the attention of a Hollywood producer who films her life on the ranch for a reality television show.
Rowdy becomes a drunk and a womanizer spending Cheyenne's money like its water. Their life together becomes a roller coaster ride.
Cheyenne changes from a well-kept spoiled rich woman to a strong cowgirl who proves that she can survive in a tough man's world. Her patience is tried and tried again by the scoundrels who seek to take advantage of a woman trying to survive life in the country.
After thirteen years of extreme highs and lows, struggling to survive the elements and the western way of life, Cheyenne Stevens finally gives up. She sells the ranch and drives away leaving the ruthless cowboy and her dreams behind, saying Farewell to Freedom.
An exerpt from my next novel "Charleston Cheat" can be reviewed on Amazines.com.