The Pride of Howard County

      Kevin Bachman
The Pride of Howard County

This is the story of John Lincoln as he travels from the suburbs of Macon Georgia to New York City and finally to the Roger’s farm in Howard County Missouri. It’s on this farm a wayward spirit discovers a life he couldn’t have ever imagined, a place to heal and have his faith in mankind restored.With intense highs and crushing lows this is the story of the enduring nature of the human spirit caugThis is the story of John Lincoln as he travels from the suburbs of Macon Georgia to New York City and finally to the Roger’s farm in Howard County Missouri. It’s on this farm a wayward spirit discovers a life he couldn’t have ever imagined, a place to heal and have his faith in mankind restored.With intense highs and crushing lows this is the story of the enduring nature of the human spirit caught in the grip of addiction, internalized homophobia, prostitution, confusion, loss and adversity.From the ashes, a modern day family is forged from the fires of fate in this most unlikely of places, a cattle farm in Missouri, The Pride of Howard County.From the cotton country of Texas to the battle fields of World War I and finally a farm in God’s country sets the story of Gus and Grace Rogers. Through the floods and droughts with pure determination rises from the rich black dirt the two thousand nine hundred and sixty acre, Pride of Howard County.Now an aging farmer, Gus had never forgiven himself after losing his beloved young son in a tragic accident then followed by his daughter’s mysterious disappearance. And finally, with the death of his wife, he couldn’t imagine ever finding happiness again until he hires a young farm hand. This sets in motion a series of events that spiritually repairs the painful past. Gus’s beautiful daughter, Abigail, nearly loses everything in order to find herself and finally after many years returns to her parent’s farm to regain her father, her lost childhood and find in a stranger, her lost brother.And there’s Lucky, the fearless half starved Collie/Sheppard mix from nowhere that befriends the easy going Chocolate Lab, Muncie. And it would be this Muncie’s destiny to save the man that saved him and make it possible for this new age family to mend.

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