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Remembering August (Triple C Ranch Saga Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rodney V. Earle
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Book Description

Colleen Caldwell is the owner of Triple C Ranch, a boarding and teaching facility located in the hills and valleys of beautiful Simi Valley, California. Colleen, a gorgeous young widow at thirty-two, has a passion for horses and soft spot for the underdog. Joan Caldwell, the mother of Colleen's dead husband, lives with her and works the accounting end of the business. Our story begins on a hot, hung over, August Sunday morning. Colleen is training a young filly, when the horse suddenly goes crazy and nearly tramples her to death. From nowhere, a mysterious cowboy appears in the dust and saves the day, and then disappears before Colleen gets the chance to thank him. Colleen is rushed to the hospital where she meets August Riley, a woman with a troubled past, and Leah, a nurse with a heart and the knowledge of how to use it. The first installment of the Triple C Ranch Saga follows Colleen's journey through recovery, where she learns more than she ever bargained for.


Editorial Reviews

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"The story is of love and loss, friendship and hardship. The character development is fantastic. You will finish the novel feeling as though you really know these people. At times, the story is so descript that you're transported right to the Southern California ranch or the hospital room where the story takes place." - A. Eutsler

"All of us Horse lovers rarely can find a good book to read that you can find a bit of yourself in but I found one " Remembering August " is Book One Of the Triple C Ranch Saga. Dont second guess you thought on purchasing this book - all horse lovers, cowboys and cowgirls will love this book." - J. Ford

About the Author

Rodney V. Earle has been a storyteller all his life. He has told many a tall tale, even in his youth. His small-town country roots in the Midwest taught him the values and rewards of hard work, even in his later years in big-city, corporate America. He confesses to being a bit of a nomad earlier in life, but has settled in Hollywood. The motion picture industry caught his attention quickly as a photographer, progressed to short film production and direction, and morphed into writing screenplays.

"Remembering August" even started out as a screenplay about a wild, troublesome filly destined for the slaughterhouse. It eventually morphed into a fictional novel with a strong female lead (prevalent in all of his stories), and then ended up as an intricate, thrilling "saga," set in the world of horses and ranch life, coupled with the proximity of the celebrity lifestyle. 

Rodney's influences include a mixture of the simple realism of John Steinbeck, the "off-center" style of Stephen King, a generous dose of Victor Hugo-style humanity, and the timeless romanticism of William Shakespeare.

"Remembering August" is the first installment of the "Triple C Ranch Saga," set in the rural outskirts of Simi Valley, celebrity-filled Malibu, and suburban Thousand Oaks, California.

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  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1257934325
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006AA8XW6
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is it remembering or forgetting??? February 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Remembering August starts out with a young widow who trains horses and has a boarding facility. While working with a young horse Colleen's mind travels back in time to some moments in her life. It makes me wonder if she is rehashing the moments or thinking she should have done something different during that time.

While this story only covers about 3-4 days or possibly a week in Colleen's life the story has a Big impact. I know most people might think that a story that only cover's those few of days would think that a book like this would be in to much detail but that is just not true. The author has created a wonderful book that had me crying at the end. This is the first in a series of books. I am eagerly awaiting the second book in the series. I want to know how some people tie into the book and how others are left behind.

After finishing this book it will leave the reader wondering why the author killed off such a wonderful character. It will also leave the reader wondering why so many mysterious characters. I know that the author will let everyone know why in the future Triple C Ranch Saga series. According to the author there will be a total of 3 possible 4 books in this series.

The author has written some very strong female characters in this book. According to the author he grew up with some very strong females in his life most importantly his mother. He states that he could not write a female character any other way. The strongest and main character in this book is Colleen, but there are several other important and wonderful character in this book.

the bunnies and I give this book 4 stars
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow! August 29, 2012
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I have never been compelled to write a review before, but this book grabbed me from page 1! I loved every single character and can't wait to find out more about them in the future books. I couldn't put this book down. Rodney, bring on books 2 & 3, I can't wait to find out what happens to the other characters!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Ridiculous Waste of Time July 9, 2012
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I have no idea why other readers enjoyed this book. Do incomplete story lines make it mysterious? It seems to be a bunch of incoherent pieces that never come together. Interesting plot? No. Engaging, believable characters? No. I kept thinking the author was going to have a "ta-dah" moment, and weave all the strands into a story. Instead, I was left wondering why I wasted my time.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. Just... wow January 19, 2012
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This book, Remembering August, had me laughing out loud, holding my breath in suspense, and wiping my teary eyes. It is a rare author that can successfully mix all of the elements that are in this book, but Rodney Earle has done it.
I am eagerly awaiting more books from him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Remembering August September 12, 2012
By Pam B
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Remembering August (Triple C Ranch Saga)

I really liked Remembering August until the very end. I couldn't wait to get back to the book throughout most of the story and then the end just seemed really weak not leaving me with any suspense that I might be looking for a series or a finish to what had been happening. I didn't dislike it just felt like I wanted more or kind of a let down feeling. :( I'm from a working ranch background so loved the hard working cowgirl story line. I'm intrigued with the guy that shows up out of the blue to rescue her from the horse and I like the almost relationship that is starting to build with Joan and her ranch foreman. I loved the insert about the John Wayne rifle and how he came to own it. I do look forward to more of books from this author-Rodney V. Earle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU WON'T PUT IT DOWN TIL YOU ARE DONE!! July 19, 2012
Format:Paperback
Remembering August is a awesome story wrote by Rodney V. Earle. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. It is a story that could happen in real life today. It has humor, sadness, romance, Cowboys and horses and more. The main charecter in the story is Colleen Caldwell, a young widowed ranch owner that takes life by the horns and does not take crap from anyone. She has a great sense of humor and a huge kind heart and you wish you could meet her and be her friend in person! I was ready to pack up and take a trip there!! The story makes you feel like your right there with them and part of the whole ordeal!! I CANT WAIT for the rest of the series!!! I HIGHLY Recommend this book. It is entertaining and holds you there!! It is one that I will read again and again!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read! January 26, 2012
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I really enjoyed reading Remembering August. I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy! The characters are people you want to meet, they are so real. I love how Rodney Earle gives us their back-story, so you really understand them and it fleshes out why they do some things and react in some ways. The story makes the book hard to put down and now I need to know what else happens to these "friends" that I know and like so much now!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I picked this up based on the rating and reviews. I could not believe the grade school writing starting in the first few pages with the repitition of how 'beautiful' the main character is. No descriptive words~ just the word beautiful over and over again. I got almost halfway through the book waiting for something~ a plot, an arc, a reason for all the great reviews~ but there was no reason to continue. If it is free, fine, but don't let go of hard earned money for this lousy book...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars keeps you reading
Believable plot. Makes you want to keep reading but story is finished in the next books of the series. A bit much swearing in the middle. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Brynn
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Earle's strong suit
Don't waste your time reading this book. Just as the reader is getting into the story she is left hanging. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, will look for this offer again at Amazon
Great read, was disappointed that the story ended. Would read this author again! Loved the story and will look for this author again.
Published 11 months ago by cmm123
2.0 out of 5 stars Some promise, ultimately disappointing - Couldn't Finish
I rarely don't finish a book since I'm a story addict. Hung in for a few chapters to see how the plot developed, but finally quit due to the gratuitous foul language. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Linda Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Read
This book catches your interest right away. I enjoyed it alot, just didn't like the ending. So now I need to see the second book. Impatiently waiting!
Published 17 months ago by Linda
1.0 out of 5 stars Really???
Never have I read a more disjointed book as this. The storyline jumped all over the place with no cohesion or flow. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time or money on this one!
This story has no real plot, characters are vague and dimwitted. Way too much swearing-the cussing only mphasizes that the characters have no real purpose in the story. Read more
Published 17 months ago by L. Gangle
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ!!
I loved this book. I had such a hard time putting it down. I am so ready for the other ones to come out.
Published 20 months ago by cowgirl
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read with no ending!
Very interesting story but I needed some closure. Looking forward to the next two novels..Write fast! Don't make us wait too long.
Published 20 months ago by John Knowling
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for another one
Great book, can't wait to find the rest of the trilogy. I was left hanging in a good way at the end.
Published 20 months ago by Becky Mabery
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Rodney V. Earle has been a storyteller all his life. He has told many a tall tale, even in his youth. His small-town country roots in the Midwest taught him the values and rewards of hard work, even in his later years in big-city, corporate America. He confesses to being a bit of a nomad earlier in life, but has settled in Hollywood. The motion picture industry caught his attention quickly as a photographer, progressed to short film production and direction, and morphed into writing screenplays.

"Remembering August" even started out as a screenplay about a wild, troublesome filly destined for the slaughterhouse. It eventually morphed into a fictional novel with a strong female lead (prevalent in all of his stories), and then ended up as an intricate, thrilling "saga," set in the world of horses and ranch life, coupled with the proximity of the celebrity lifestyle.
Rodney's influences include a mixture of the simple realism of John Steinbeck, the "off-center" style of Stephen King, a generous dose of Victor Hugo-style humanity, and the timeless romanticism of William Shakespeare.

"Remembering August" is the first installment of the "Triple C Ranch Saga," set in the rural outskirts of Simi Valley, celebrity-filled Malibu, and suburban Thousand Oaks, California.

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