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Stories of Silverado Ranch
by Anthea McLean

“I have always wanted,” he said, “to find a wild piece of desert and turn it into an oasis.” Anthea and Roy McLean prospered as working professionals for years—but that life didn’t quite feel right. One day, when they were taking care of their animals on their acreage in South Surrey, they realized they wanted to do that more than live their lives in the city. After many hours debating the logistics of purchasing and running a farm, they took the plunge: they were going to create their own Eden. Stories of Silverado Ranch follows the true stories of the McLeans’ setbacks and successes in turning a patch of wilderness into their homestead. From building their own house using materials found on their land to growing their own food, the road to fulfilling their dream was far from easy. They even found their own families crushing their spirits, displeased with the lifestyle they had chosen. But no matter how daunting the path to their pocket of paradise seemed, they found happiness in surmounting these difficulties, becoming part of a small but loving community. At Silverado Ranch, Anthea McLean shows us that there is no goal too big to accomplish, no obstacle too big to overcome, no matter what phase of life you’re in.

Anthea McLean was eight years old when she won her first writing competition, and it spurred her lifelong love of writing and creating art. Since then, she has won many provincial writing contests; she was also very active in writing reports and articles for the Vernon, B.C. newspaper and CJIB radio station. Stories of Silverado Ranch is her first book, written in memory of her late husband, Roy McLean. It began as a set of stories for the Westwood senior residence’s magazine, which became so well-received by the residents that she continued to write about her and her husband’s journey to establish their personal Eden. She currently resides in West Kelowna, B.C.


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