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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.
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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.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   old guy loving young gal If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   laborer/blue collar Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   student Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lot of descript of animal care Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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