Threads West: An American Saga, Book One

Threads West: An American Saga, Book One

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by Reid Lance Rosenthal
     
 

Book One - the #1 bestselling Threads West-winner of eight national awards in the categories of Historical Fiction, Romance and Western. This is the namesake novel of the sweeping Threads West, An American Saga multi-era series compared by reviewers and authors to Lonesome Dove, Centennial, and Louis L'Amour. Called by some The Gone

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Book One - the #1 bestselling Threads West-winner of eight national awards in the categories of Historical Fiction, Romance and Western. This is the namesake novel of the sweeping Threads West, An American Saga multi-era series compared by reviewers and authors to Lonesome Dove, Centennial, and Louis L'Amour. Called by some The Gone With The Wind of the West and applauded by others as rings true and poignant, as authentic and moving as Dances with Wolves. The tale bursts with the adventure, romance and promise of historical America and the West.

You will recognize the characters who live in these pages.

They are the ancestors of your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, and your family.

They are you. They are us.

This is not only their story. It is our story.

The epic saga of Threads West, An American Saga begins in 1854 with the first of five, richly textured, complex generations of unforgettable, multicultural characters. The separate lives of these driven men and independent women from Europe and America are drawn to a common destiny that beckons seductively from the wild and remote flanks of the American West. Swept into the dangerous currents of the far-distant frontier by the mysterious rivers of fate, the power of the land and the American spirit, their journeys are turbulent quests intertwined with romance and adversity, passions and pathos, despair and triumph.

One thousand miles to the west of St. Louis lies the lawless untamed spine of the continent, the Rocky Mountains. Their energy draws this vanguard of generations to love and struggle in the beautifully vibrant but unforgiving landscape of the West. The personal conflicts inherent to these brave, passion-filled characters are exacerbated by a nation in transition, the budding enmity between North and South, broken treaties with Native Americans and the accelerating melting pot of diverse cultures that marks this magical moment in American history.

The touchstones of the past are the guideposts to the future. This is the first novel of this epic saga-the tale of America, set in the West-the stirring story of many threads of uncommon cultures, differing origins and competing ambitions that entwine into the American spirit. Lives and generations are woven on the loom of history, propelled by fate and freedom to form the tapestry that becomes the whole cloth of the nation. It is uniquely American, this meld of the mosaic.

In Book Two, Maps of Fate, the heroic but conflicted men and women of Threads West continue their dangerous journeys, pushing relentlessly westward, their paths intersecting with the trails of others, setting in motion generational liaisons that cannot be foreseen.

Momentous change will continue, igniting further greed and compassion, courage and treachery, rugged independence, torrid passions and fierce loyalties.

The decades of the Maps of Fate era novels of Threads West, An American Saga book series become the crucible of the souls of generations, the building of the heart of the nation, the destiny of a people, and the relentless energy and beauty of the western landscape. This is the ongoing story of us.

Set in authentic locations on three continents and in the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, the life threads of the characters — whose personalities are forged on the anvil of the land and shaped by the spirit of America — live, love, struggle, die, fail and succeed. They have neither country nor culture in common — but the textured, complex and conflicted lives of these independent men and women become part of the fabric of the undulating landscape of the West, and are woven into the rich and adventurous tapestry of an emerging nation and the ever evolving American spirit.

The adventure and romance of America, her people and her spirit and the West. This is not only their story. It is our story. It is Threads West, An American Saga.

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Editorial Reviews

Josephine Ellershaw
Diverse characters interwoven with highly visual prose flow into a journey of gathering suspense. One senses the tightening thread that binds them will unravel with both delicious and devastating results. Rosenthal delivers!
Eve Paludan
The last time I fell madly in love with a Western historical saga, the title was Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry; it won a Pulitzer in 1986. The splendor and adventure of Threads West, An American Saga, Novel One, has now surpassed my long-ago love affair with McMurtry's Western saga. Reid L. Rosenthal, cowboy and rancher, has written a novel that spirited me away to the 1850s-1860s era and provided me with gripping hours of authentic Western history, action, drama, heartfelt romance...
Karen Mayfield
The book is riveting and the story line captivating. I didn't want to put the book down once I was started. I have never read Romance or Western novels and I thought this read would be a stretch for me but as I got into the story I immediately became engaged and found myself immersed in each word as the tale, the characters and their lives unfolded.
USA Book News
Threads West is a FINALIST in the Fiction & Literature: Romance category and a WINNER in the Fiction & Literature: Western category. AWESOME!!!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982157619
Publisher:
Rockin' SR Publishing
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Series:
Threads West, An American Saga Series, #1
Pages:
229
Sales rank:
911,599
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Reid is fourth generation land and cattle, a rancher, and a multiple #1 bestselling author whose works have been honored with fifteen national awards. His cowboy heart and poet's pen capture the spirit of the western landscape and its influence on generations of its settlers. His long-standing devotion to wild, remote places and the people—past and present—who leave their legend and footprint upon America and the American West, are the inspiration and descriptive underpinning of all of his writ

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