Threads West: An American Saga, Book One

( 72 )

Overview

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 ...
See more details below
Paperback
$12.35
BN.com price
(Save 17%)$14.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (34) from $1.99   
  • New (14) from $2.95   
  • Used (20) from $1.99   
Threads West: An American Saga

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$6.49
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$6.99 List Price

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

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!!!
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.
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!
USA Book News
Threads West is a FINALIST in the Fiction & Literature: Romance category and a WINNER in the Fiction & Literature: Western category. AWESOME!!!
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982157619
  • Publisher: Rockin' SR Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Series: Threads West, An American Saga Series , #1
  • Pages: 229
  • Sales rank: 190,765
  • 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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 72 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(43)

4 Star

(14)

3 Star

(5)

2 Star

(5)

1 Star

(5)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 72 Customer Reviews
  • Posted November 10, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Threads West is a gem!

    After reading a few chapters of Threads West, you'll discover a "favorite new author." Once you've read the book, you'll agree this saga will be considered one of the great literary works of our time!

    This author writes in full technicolor-a true artist with nouns and verbs, painting a story with a pen.incredibly gifted. His style of writing captures a reader's attention and won't let go! It stimulates the physical senses so we can feel, taste, smell, hear and see vivid pictures of the characters and setting which he so meticulously describes. Characters that are interesting and diverse with complex lives become artfully merged with one another to create this really remarkable and unforgettable story.

    And yes, I do believe I'm beginning to display signs of mild obsessive behavior for this author's work and the Threads West book series! So please Reid, have some mercy on us who are now unsuccessfully fumbling through other books searching for that magical place you've taken us to, and get the second book to the printer-pronto!

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 31, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Are we too spoiled to do that again?

    There is the perfect mix of adventure, interesting history, a forgotten sense of American values and romance to warm your heart in this wonderful settling of our America saga. This book may be enough to recharge America and to pave the way that may be our future. It leaves you wiping your forehead and saying, "Whew!" Would we be capable of doing that again? True grit, wit, courage and strength were necessary to bring hope to our America and look where we are now. It looks like we might be needing some of those attributes soon again to put the heart and soul back into our lives. Excellent job all around!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 23, 2011

    Captivating - I loved this book!

    After reading the book THREADS WEST, I felt vested in the characters. Who they are and why they uprooted their lives abroad and ventured to America. The characters already established, how they have mastered the Western Frontier and will interweave with the newly arriving adventurers. If you are a reader that loves to hate the Villain, this book has the ultimate villain. I personally wanted to jump through the book, back to 1855 and take care of Jacob myself! I am anxiously awaiting the rest of the series..

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 3, 2010

    A must read!

    I absolutely loved this book. I'm not a western reader generally but after reading this book I must say that I will be reading the rest of the books in this series as soon as they come out. I could not put the book down. I finished it in three days and now I'm dying for the author to finish the next book so I can find out what happens to these characters. The author does a wonderful job interweaving the story lines together throughout the book and providing scene descriptions that make the reader feel like they are right there with the characters. Bravo!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 7, 2011

    American History, Western Adventure, Romantic Steam! GREAT!

    A friend of mine who is an airline pilot heard about this book at a party. He got the NOOK version, read it, and when he and I connected for a drink spent most of the time raving about it, and told me I HAD to read it. I generally don't even pick up a romance, and am not an avid devotee of westerns, though I have read a few like Lonesome Dove and Centennial and liked them, particularly Centennial for it's wonderful historical reference.

    I was hesitant, but this buddy is macho all the way, former military fighter pilot, football star, and a big hulk of a guy. I bought the paperback.

    All I can say is that it may be one of the best books of any class I have read. This novel made me remember why I am proud to be an American, got the juices flowing with well crafted love scenes that are skillfully integrated as important parts of the characters and the story, kept me on edge with action and foreshadow, and gave me a real feel for what it was like to be headed toward the frontier way back when with all sorts of very interesting historical details from weaponry, dress, and travel to intriguing European attitude and background of the day. The descriptive scenes of various locations, landscapes, and even rooms literally created rich images in my mind. I felt I was right there watching the chapters unfold trying to warn the characters of danger, cheering them on on their journeys, or feeling the heat of their passion.

    I am converted and addicted! I am buying a number to give to friends, and one for my girl friend. Bring on the next book!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 20, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    It took a few evenings

    I started this book, but had to put it down a few times to doctor two lame horses every few hours. It took three eveings, but I got it read. Each time I had to put on the carhart and head out to the barn my mind was filled with the story and the characters. It has been a long time since that happend. The last time maybe was Lonesome Dove which I read about ten years ago. The other might be Jeremiah Johnson.

    I see the type of scenes this author describes outside my living room and kitchen windows and work in them every day. He writes like he is looking at the weather, the land, the sunset as he puts the words down. I can close my eyes and see it. As much as I like my other favorite books, I don't think they do as good a job. The characters are very real. I can almost recognize each one as someone I have known or know now.

    My wife is reading it now. She can post her own review if she is of the mind to. I do know that last night I had to warm up leftovers myself because she would not put the book down. I can see a fight brewing in the future. We might have to get two copies of the next book so there is no argument about who gets to read it first.

    It's a western, but it is different than any other western I have read and I have read a passel of them. The excepts from the next book at the end of this one are as good as the book. Now I keep wondering what is going to happen to which character, and how. I really like the story. If you have not read it, I think you should. But get ready to be thinking about it for a long time after you are done.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 16, 2010

    Threads West was a hit in my home!

    This book was great! I could not put it down and cannot wait until the second book is out...people will have to push me out of the way to get it before me, because I will be waiting in line for the first copy!

    My husband also read the book...and for someone who I personally have never seen read a book...he never put it down...even when we were camping!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 16, 2010

    FIVE STARS - Surpasses Lonesome Dove

    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, fourth-generation land and cattle, 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 and something extra special and seldom seen in literature of this caliber: well-written, sizzling sensuality.

    What separates a good novel from a great one? I close a good novel and feel satisfied. When I close a great novel, like this one, I feel sad that there are no more pages to read. From the first time each character appears in the book to the last time they fade from the pages, I was immersed in the personal stories of the heroes, the heroines, the bad guys, the powerful, the vulnerable, and the brave. I cared about their lives and loves, strengths and weaknesses, and their strife and successes. As they head for their compelling shared and undiscovered destinies, their paths unfurl like a Western sunrise in this new saga of the American West.

    The Threads West series opens with a bang and the first novel closes with a promise of more excitement to come. The story of these enduring characters is destined to stamp its imprint on the spirit and heritage of readers' hearts, and of America.

    The writing is incredible. I'll leave you with this small taste from Reid L. Rosenthal's pen: "Dawn on the day of departure was a brilliant palette of indigo in retreat to the west and blossoming fire orange to the east. The Mississippi had a slight chop from the morning wind, the surface ripples reflecting the burgeoning day in a shimmer of color."

    Five stars are not enough. One book is not enough. Let there be more Threads West. Soon!

    Eve Paludan was twice a #1 Writer's Digest Book Club national bestselling author of The Romance Writer's Pink Pages, a three-book series from Prima. Paludan is also an editor of scholarly work at a state university, as well as a freelance fiction editor, publisher, and a book reviewer. She is also the author of the novel, Letters from David.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 9, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Completely captivated... longing for more and the next!

    "I have been completely captivated by your master of the art of storytelling. Your wondrous world of Threads West is a new adventure in which I want to continue further, learn more about the loves and lives of the characters who are becoming friend and foe and part of my own. This is your passion, painting a visual that is a must read, and leaving the reader longing for more and the next."

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 9, 2010

    A read to remember

    I am so excited about this book... I have read it several times to some wonderful elderly people, men and woman alike that can no longer read themselves... they love the story, the characters and they are having a tough time waiting for the next book... I too love the book... When I read the last page I found myself wanting book two NOW... A must have if you love this country and appreciate all that those who made it a great nation... No matter how small their plan it was one of greatness... Did I say I love this book? You will too... Yep, its a must have...

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 3, 2011

    95 on a 100 scale-Excellent!

    I approach this review from the discipline of my profession, engineering, and summarize my more subliminal standpoint at the end of this post. This review is written by someone who has studiously avoided romance novels completely, and read very few Westerns. I enjoyed Lonesome Dove and class it one of the better books I've read but not one of the best. I liked Centennial. It was a bit long but the historical foundation was superb. When this six book series is completed it may well surpass both of them if the overall story line is maintained and the author remains true to this book's mix of writing style, in depth character development, environment description, plot driven sensuality, and writing quality.

    However this book is currently a stand alone novel. The rating system here is five stars. Five-stars equals 100%. Each star threfore is worth 20 points on a grading scale, or two points per tenth of a star.

    First, my negative thoughts. I wish it were longer. However, the ending is perfect in the context of an ongoing multi book saga of continuing generations of characters which the write ups on the book indicate will be the final result. My disappointment on reflection stems from being highly satisfied with the read and disappointed it was over. I will deduct two points from the grading scale. My opinion is that the author would be better served by slightly larger font and an equally slight increase in line spacing in future books of the series. I will deduct one point.

    There were some typos here and there in the paper back edition I read. It appears there are subsequent printings. There were not many of them, but the proofreading could've been better. I did match the several errors to the NOOK version that a friend downloaded. The NOOK seems- to my admittedly unprofessional but very well read eye - to be close to mechanically perfect. Choosing the publisher format on NOOK allows the fine unusual graphics not often found in digital copy. Without that simple election, some words will look combined. I will deduct two points for the several errors I found in whatever paper printing of the book I received.

    The writing style is unique. This author's style seems a most pleasant blend of many of the better styles I've enjoyed over the years. His descriptions of places and landscapes are perhaps the best I have ever read. That is high compliment. Each time I finished a descriptive portion of the book,I was there. All five senses were fully in tune with the moment on the page and the upcoming action.

    Development of the characters and his show rather than tell reveal of their personalities is also among the best I have encountered. It is a novel that consists of many life stories, which I believe he combined through character action, interaction, and the flow of story in a completely believable manner.

    I think the passion scenes are written with utmost realism. They seem to be very important parts of the development of these characters, the interactions between certain characters, and (I surmise) what's to come in the next books.

    On some deeper level the story resonated with me. Two generations ago my ancestors came from Europe. The book opens in Europe. That surprised me. It was a very different approach to a Western than I was used to--given my limited experience with Westerns.

    I give this book a 95%. It is one of the best novels I have read in the last ten or more years.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    What a breath of fresh air with this new book. I couldn't put it down. Historical fiction is a favorite of mine as well. I can't wait for the next book to come out! Enthralling, entertaining, just the right amount of romance to make you want more, very well written, and the story line was fabulous! Great Job Reid! Now just hurry up with your next book, dying to find out what happens next. :) gael d. meyer (QL)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    I just inhaled this book on my nook in two days & it grabbed me from the beginning to the end. I am anxiously awaiting the next in the series! Must read!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 27, 2010

    Read it before the movie comes out!

    I read at least a book a week, mostly nonfiction and historical novels. There's nothing better than getting lost in a long, rich story with historical details. Rosenthal's book fits the bill, and I can't wait to read Book 2 through 6!
    If you like history, westerns, romance or all of the above this series is for you. Men and women will love the deep characters.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 18, 2010

    Can't wait for the next book.

    This was a quick read and very interesting and I cannot wait now
    for the next book.
    The way the characters were built and will lead up to the Maps of Fate Book two makes it highly anticipated for me. Bound to be a T.V. Series!!
    Loved it and am going to pass it on..
    Will be looking for greater things from this author....He has a way with making the words so visual that you feel like you are there.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 23, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    highly recommended

    I've read this book 3 times and everytime I finish it, I find myself that I want more. Reid writes with such passion and describes each passage like your actually there. He does the same with is characters like you know them and they are your best friends.The book got me thinking about my own family that came over on the boat as they say, the old country, which both my grandparents are Italian, and they started a new life in America, I know my grandmother Rosa settled in missouri and worked in the coal mines,(husband)anyways thats what Reids characters came to settled in the U.S. to make a better life for themself. I feel that everyone that reads this book will walk away wanting more, so I'm patiently waiting for book 2. My history teacher wants have this book as part of a lesson next year, and i'm hoping that it will be passed for it would make a good discussion group.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 21, 2010

    Absolutely awesome book!!

    In an era of fast food, fast cars and even faster lifestyles, it's nice to be able to settle down with a good book that takes us back to a simpler time and place. Once in a great while, an author emerges onto the literary scene whose work will be heralded as an instant classic. So it is with Reid Rosenthal and his Threads West series. I was entirely captivated and mesmerized with the painting of his characters' persona and his brush strokes describing the American West in the 1800's.

    As an avid reader of books written about this time in history, I was drawn into the lives of his characters from the very first page. A truly wonderful book will take you out of your own reality and transport you to a world where anything is possible and where, if given a choice, you would remain to live and love amongst the characters. Threads West is such a book!

    I will recommend this book to everyone I know and cannot wait until the second book in the series is released. For anyone who loves epics set in the 1800's and tales of the American West, kick back, settle in and enjoy because you have reached your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 21, 2010

    Will sit on my nightstand until the next arrives....

    Started the book one cozy morning and didn't stop til I reached the end..
    I was captivated by the characters and the imagines that they brought to my head...so now the book sits on my nightstand and will certainly reread it several times before the next arrives...

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 2, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Threads West is an EXCELLENT read~!!

    Threads West takes you on an unforgettable journey as we follow the lives of seven individuals who embark on a new life, traveling to the "New World", during the mid-1800's. The story is rich, the imagery colourful and the characters are strong and believable. The pages are filled with passion, murder, mystery, sadness and humour. You will be drawn to the American frontier while unveiling the secrets that each of the characters hold. With each introduction, we learn each person has their own agenda for heading to the wild lands of St. Louis and beyond...Johannes, a lady's man, exiled from his home country; Reuben, 2nd son of a well-to-do rancher, on a quest to fulfill his dying fathers last wishes; Rebecca, head-strong, pampered, she will let no man love her; Inge, tall, blonde, beautiful, she'll stop at nothing to better her life; gentle, naive, Sarah who wants to be a successful seamstress and finds herself trapped, with no where to go; Zeb, a straight-forward, frontiersman, who just wants to be left alone and Jacob, a loud, obnoxious, vile man who would lie, cheat, steal, even murder to get what he believes is his. Follow their saga as they head West, in this, Book 1 of a 6 book saga.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 27, 2011

    A MUST READ AMERICAN SAGA!! THREADS WEST BY REID LANCE ROSENTHAL!

    THREADS WEST by Reid Lance Rosenthal is a western romance fiction set in 1855 America. It is the first in a six novel series of the romance of America. It is written with depth,details and action packed.It is fast paced and will keep you turning the pages from start to finish. It has despair,faith,spirit, heartbreak, turbulent times, romance, adversity, passion and triumph.The characters are charming, intriguing,and believable.Each character provides a thread into our past. The men and women are strong, have courage, find adventure and danger. They have come together but have no country nor culture in common,but they are forged together by the land and the promise of a future in America. If you enjoyed "Lonesome Dove" or "Little House on the Prairie" you will definite enjoy this one. This author has written a keeper with his vivid detail into the lives and landscape of times of old in America, he will take you back. This is An American Saga. I would recommend this book for it is a look into the past of America,its people, its story and its making of a great country.I will be looking forward to the next installment. This book was received for the purpose of review from The Cadence Group and details can be found at Rockin' SR Publishing and My Book Addiction and More.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 72 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)