A few weeks ago I discovered the book Trail of Trials by Amy Elizabeth. A collection of western folk poetry, it’s not something I would normally pull off the shelf, but the idea of reading about cowboys and ranching intrigued me.
For days I’ve been trying to write a review expressing how much I adore this book. I’ve yet to write anything that can do it justice, so I thought I’d just show you a letter I wrote to the author instead…
I had to send you a personal email to tell you – I sat down with your book yesterday afternoon to take a quick peek while my boys did their homework, and ended up spending the rest of the evening reading the whole thing! It’s FABULOUS!! I can’t even explain how much I love your poetry!!
The funny thing is, I don’t normally read poetry. But yours just resonates with me – half of the pages I felt like you’d dipped into my life and written from it. The one titled SISTERS, I nearly called my own sis to read it to her. Every last word held something I’ve shared with her. 🙂
Your cowboy poems paint such vivid pictures, your writing is so personal and real… throughout the book I found myself laughing out loud or nearly in tears! It’s truly wonderful.
The short story at the end surprised me too – I grew up in northern Wisconsin and spent every summer at our cabin. I could picture your story while I read it. I’m so glad you included it with your poems.
And I’m really glad you’re continuing to write – I’ll be one of the first to buy your western romance when it’s ready. 🙂
Amy Elizabeth lives in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Tilden Bar None Ranch. She writes “This book is a collection of Western Folk Poetry about life, love, and cowboyin’. What else is there?”
For more information, visit Amy’s blog tbnranch.com.