Uncertain Times [NOOK Book]

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With the wagon train journey now successfully behind them, Sam, Judith and three-year-old Tom Bartlett are faced with the hardships associated with establishing a foothold in the Comanche lands of southeastern Colorado.

Through sheer tenacity (and a genuine love for, and faith in the Lord) they attack the nearly insurmountable odds head-on.

They manage not only a foothold, but also a flourishing horse-ranching endeavor that is destined to ...

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Overview

With the wagon train journey now successfully behind them, Sam, Judith and three-year-old Tom Bartlett are faced with the hardships associated with establishing a foothold in the Comanche lands of southeastern Colorado.

Through sheer tenacity (and a genuine love for, and faith in the Lord) they attack the nearly insurmountable odds head-on.

They manage not only a foothold, but also a flourishing horse-ranching endeavor that is destined to someday become one that will prove instrumental in settling the savage lands of the southwestern United States.

But this doesn't come without cost as, along the way, Tom loses a number of the things that are dear to him, including his faith in the Lord.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011459672
  • Publisher: R. William Rogers
  • Publication date: 8/14/2011
  • Series: Arkansas Valley , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 571,905
  • File size: 336 KB

Meet the Author

Originally from central California, I successfully made the transition to Colorado in 1981, and have remained here ever since. I first began writing fiction in 1997 while on a bowhunting trip to the Sangre De Cristo Mountains of beautiful central Colorado. The desire to write that initial novel just kinda flared up after having read a few books by Author/Evangelist, Al Lacy. I wrote that first novel, MUSTANG JUSTICE, on a notepad with a pencil (well...a few pencils really). After receiving the usual rave reviews from the wife and family, I decided that I was a writer and steadfastly began entering it into the computer. The next logical step was to have someone other than family read it. Boy, did that ever turn into a chore. Although that person liked it as well, her initial reaction was: 'Where did these people come from?' That question was answered satisfactorily after completing what had began as a tedious task at best, but quickly transformed itself into the exciting and joyous experience of writing the first three books in the Arkansas Valley Series: TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING, UNCERTAIN TIMES and SHATTERED DREAMS; MUSTANG JUSTICE turned out to be the fourth in the series. Of course this entire endeavor had to have been Al Lacy's fault, because he lit a fire somewhere deep inside my soul after having consented to going to lunch with me and allowing me to pick his brain. One thing led to another and I was eventually able to self-publish TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING, which was not only the first self-published work to become a finalist for the prestigious Christy Award, but won the 2003 award for 'Excellence In Christian Fiction'. Note: Mr. Lacy graciously wrote the introduction for that book. Since then, I have written an additional nineteen books. I am currently immersed in writing a new series of fact-based, historical, Christian Westerns, titled: SETTLERS OF SOUTH PARK (that's in Colorado). The firstfour books, A DREAM FULFILLED, DIVINE DISCOVERY, TURMOIL, THE REDEMPTION OF ARNIE BRADBURY, and now AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP have been completed and are now available for your enjoyment. The sixth (which as yet remains untitled) is currently being written and will become available sometime around December of 2014, would be my best guess. With that in mind, let it be said that my genre interests are not entirely limited to Christian Westerns. I have additionally written books in such genres as: Adventure, Sports (baseball), Civil War, Gold Mining, and other topics as the urge strikes me. So far my interests have been strictly fiction and will continue to be for the forseeable future. Back in the day, I served five and a half years in the US Air Force, as a jet fighter mechanic, during the Vietnam conflict. My wife of many years and I have five wonderful daughters and seven, count 'em, seven grandchildren. We now reside in Widefield, Colorado, with one of our grandsons, whom we adopted. I am now retired and enjoying the freedom to write when and wherever the notion grabs me (which is usually everyday and just about anywhere I happen to be). Please feel free to email me at: bobthebookbuilder@gmail.com with any questions, concerns or suggestions. I truly hope my work brings a little bit of joy into your life, but you may have to wipe away a tear from time to time in order to get there. Enjoy. Bob

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Great series

    Loved the 2nd book in this series! It's kind of a light read, but the characters and story line are well-developed. Very sad ending that I didn't expect though. Looking forward to book #3...can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

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    A very enjoyable light read, but I did not like it as well as th

    A very enjoyable light read, but I did not like it as well as the first book of the Arkansas Valley Series, "Toward A New Beginning." Mr. Rogers' writing technique was much looser in this novel, and sometimes I felt it was more like a teenager's novel instead of for an adult. I also missed more of the Christian influence from the first novel, but also realize that the main character of this book, Tom Bartlett, was dealing with internal conflicts. I will still continue reading the books in this series, but hope the others are more on par with Book One.

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