And yet another week has bit the dust. Hope it was a good one for all of you. It was terrific here - great weather, was able to get out and enjoy every single day.
Here's another peek into Taming Maria. In Taming Maria, the long awaited marriage between Maria Elena Bartolá and Juan Antonio Cabrillo eventually takes place. The business interests of the Bartolá's include cattle, horses, and farming, with the Cabrillo family focusing on the raising and breeding of cattle. The story is set in California during the 1940's, amidst a backdrop of ranches and vineyards and two childhood sweethearts destined to become lovers. But the handsome Juan, his brother and perspective father-in-law are fully aware that his bride-to-be is headstrong and tempestuous.
The following scene takes place at Don Diego's Christmas Party which is the culmination of the Christmas social season. Maria has ignored Juan Cabrillo the entire season so he decides not to join his family and stay away. Maria's decision to flirt with every eligible man at the party warrants a reprimand from her father. Leaving the party to cool down, she is watched by one of the partygoers she flirted with earlier. He confronts her and wants to collect on what he thinks she has promised. She delivers a well placed kick to his groin and feels the situation is handled when she feels a hand reach out and grab her. Thinking it's the vaquero, she screams and Juan's brother comes to her rescue.
"Thank you for rescuing me."
"You wouldn't need rescuing if you behaved better. You were flirting with him and everyone
else earlier. You brought this on yourself."
"How dare you speak to me that way?"
"Speak to you that way - I'm just stating the truth. You need to be taught a lesson. If you
belonged to me I would take a switch to your backside."
"Then it's a good thing Joaquin Cabrillo that I don't belong to you," she said, and walked
toward the house with as much dignity as she could muster.
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Lonesome Oak Ranch
Living the Dream
Love Is Where You Find It
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