My Hands Hold My Story

My Hands Hold My Story

199K Reads 15.2K Votes 26 Part Story
Bethany Swafford By thequietwriter Completed

It's 1874 in America. After the death of her beloved aunt Ruth, sixteen year old Ivy Steele must travel from Boston to the Montana territory to be reunited with her father, having been separated from him for ten years. There are challenges enough for any young lady to make a journey of this nature, but for Ivy, it is especially difficult for one important reason: 

Ivy is deaf. 

Of course, reaching Montana won't be the end of Ivy's troubles. Not only must she find her own place among half-siblings she's never met, she must reconnect with her father and older brother and learn how to contribute on a fledgling ranch. Throw in a hard working, handsome cowboy, and Ivy's world is never going to be the same.

Cover created by @Gunther_West

  • comingofage
  • cowboy
  • deaf
  • historicalfiction
  • oldwest
  • watties2018
  • ya
JojoMaja JojoMaja Aug 09, 2017
Hello. I just found your story here on wattpad and asked myself for a try (English is not my first language). But I didn't had any problems while reading. You have a talent for writing. So keep on writing. I'll try to go on reading your novel.
                              Greetings from Maja 😊
denisue55 denisue55 Sep 10, 2017
I saw your story and I decided to try reading something different. First chapter and love it already. Thanks
AshlynnKae AshlynnKae Jun 13, 2017
Already loving it! It isn't often we get to read about a deaf character.
KingsWisdom KingsWisdom Sep 22, 2017
The way you introduced the time period that the story is set in was very clever.
In love with this author, I love the originality of the story!
Rubie_Red Rubie_Red Oct 08, 2017
Good question. People tend to generalize. I hate it when they judge you based on your difficulties or disabilities. It's like they don't want to deal with them 😢.