By Julian M. King
World War II was over. Julian and Lucy King packed their worldly possessions into the back of a ’41 Ford convertible and left New York City in search of their dream. They found their Shangri-La in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. The tale of their adventures as they built Kings Ranch Resort, turning a castle in the air to reality, is now told after over 50 years. Here are the Kings, the cowboys and prospectors, the vagabonds and desperados of America’s last frontier.
SAND IN OUR SHOES is a fast-paced story, spurred on by a stream of spectacular characters. This colorful record of a young couple fighting desert heat, snakes, horse thieves and isolation to build their dream reads like fiction, as earnest and alive as Jack London’s VALLEY OF THE MOON. It will make Arizonans sigh with recognition and long for a trip to a bygone era. Written in simple prose and clean description it goes down as easily as a glass of cool water. I recommend taking this joyous trip with the Kings that will leave the reader longing for sand in their shoes.