Leslie Cahill, seventeen, falls in love with an “older” man, twenty-eight year old Sloan Stroh. She's flattered by the attention of this neighboring cowboy and is swept along by her strong emotions. Her father and brother strongly object to the relationship not only because of the considerable age difference, but because they fear Sloan will take advantage of Leslie's innocense.
Leslie learns Sloan's secret, which dates back many years to her mother's death. McClellan's Bluff takes place in Washington's ranch country.
This report prepared by Mary E. Trimble