Strays, a “Texas Family” Novel

Strays by Marian Hoy:

Sydney is retired and rather than live on her big, Texas Hill Country ranch by herself she takes in strays, both animal and human. Her only rule: you have to be a senior citizen. The fun begins when three young children are dropped off at the ranch. Rather than turn them over to child protective services, the gang decides to take care of them themselves. How hard could it be?

CJ Says: A country novel that, though I think somebody in the editorial department at Javelina Books put through some faulty software editor that removed all ‘that’s and other “unnecessary” words, it’s still a fun, strong story. Reviews of this novel give it an excellent rating of 4.5 stars, the one complaint being “too much cussing.” Well, cussing is a part of life, including rural and country life, so there ya be. I mean, heck, there’s a little ‘Old Time Religion’, and some ‘Jesus’ in the novel, too, so it all balances out, right? ūüėÄ -CJ


Marian Hoy has been¬†writing children’s stories for more than 30 years, and also writes¬†about her travels in Mexico and Honduras. ¬† She has been a published author for many years, and we are proud to have her with the Javelina Books team of writers. She also trains Private Investigators in the art of criminal investigations, and has begun writing¬†intriguing mysteries about current events.¬† From time to time she adds a generous splash of romance¬†for the grizzled men of mystery.

Marian lives quietly in a small community in the rolling green hills of the Texas Hill Country, and spends hours sitting in the shade of her backyard writing and watching sweet hummingbirds spirit about the abundant Bougainvillea.