Forgiving Waters

By Kenneth L. Capps

BQB Award Winner: 2013 Winner in First Novel  in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and honored in Readers Favorite Awards, Southern Fiction Category!

In a Texas time when cattle were more common than houses and racial division was both expected and tolerated, Beauregard Lee Kelso learned at an early age some painful truths about the breaking and mending of souls. Now decades later in his seventies, this old cowboy struggles with decisions of his past that won’t allow him peace of mind.

Through the unlikely messengers of two young trespassers—one white and one black—looking to fish in one of the many pasture watering holes, the issues of race are softened by the sheer beauty of nature and friendship. Bo eventually hires Kevin and Leonard as summer farmhands, offering mentorship and freedom the boys had not before known.

And through their charming exchange of goodwill, Bo finds his peace by recognizing something he’d always known: the path to forgiveness starts with an honest look at the limitations and the fears within oneself.


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ISBN 978-1-937084-55-4 (Paperback)Five_Star(1)

ISBN 978-1-937084-56-1 (eBook)


6 x 9, 224 pages

Publication date: June 1, 2012

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