The Legend of Juan Miguel
The 1st book in The Juan Miguel Series
*Paperback and ebook are available on Amazon.com.*
Love has been called a subversive act, the only thing worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. When he’s only seventeen, the young Juan Miguel makes the mistake of falling in love with the older wife of a rich and influential ranch owner. In spite of the dangers, Juan Miguel and his love, Marguerite, embark on a relationship destined to create havoc in their world. The fatal attraction triggers his tortured journey of passion, love, loss, and redemption.
Set in Texas in the late 1800s, The Legend of Juan Miguel is a hero's journey that plays out against the backdrop of the emerging West where it is sometimes hard to tell the difference between reality and myth.
At the height of Texas's border wars with Mexico, the competition was fierce between Anglo ranchers who arrived after the Civil War and the Spanish noble families who had been there for decades.
Unjustly deprived of his family's rancho and his good name, the hero seeks revenge by conning the very people who took them from him. He fools even the most powerful and wins back his position and his good name with his charm and intelligence.
In this story of love, betrayal and revenge, the clever hero takes on an array of personas to pull off an elaborate con. He becomes an early-day superhero, a charming chameleon who uses his powers of persuasion to conquer Texas’ most prominent rancher and win back his birthright and the woman he loves.
The Legend of Juan Miguel takes the reader on a wild ride through truth and illusion, cultural and economic struggles, and bids for fame and fortune.