- 2015 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Women's Studies (Adult Nonfiction)
Because We Wanted TO! offers a rich stew of adventure, courage, humor, and friendship. The book’s title grew out of the question Margaret Locarnini and Clara Reida were asked more than once, “Why would two ‘girls’ come out here to a rugged part of Colorado, buy an old dilapidated ranch, and raise horses?” Their response, including the fact they were not girls at all, but women in their twenties, forms the heart of this story, just as Margaret and Clara formed the heart of a community.