Until Shiloh Comes

Until Shiloh Comes

by Robert M. Starr


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Until Shiloh Comes by Robert M. Starr

Until Shiloh Comes was awarded a Certificate of Merit as a finalist in the 2012 Deep River Books writing contest,. In the 2013 contest, author Robert M. Starr won a second Certificate of Merit for A Walk in the Wilderness.

Why is someone with a long range rifle and unusual skill shooting folks on the JH Connected?

Sarah Hadley and her daughter Hannah are trying desperately to hold onto their home, with old Caleb Stohr the last man remaining to do the heavy work on the ranch. As the Montana winter approaches, a stranger, following the biblical instruction to look after widows and orphans, rides onto the ranch and offers to help.

"Folks call me Shiloh."

"Whatever you may have once been," Sarah said. "I think you have become a very good man."

"No, ma'am, I'm just a man trying to serve a very good God."

Little did they know the danger that lay ahead.

Until Shiloh Comes is historical fiction, written for the Christian market, set in the Montana Territory of 1876 with roots going back to the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia prior to and through the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499598537
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

As a native Texan, I grew up at the edge of a small town and roamed the woods with a freedom that might be impossible today. Even now, I feel more at home and infinitely safer in wild places than I do in cities. I don't suppose a kid could grow up in Texas without dreaming of being a cowboy, and I lived that dream briefly on a Nebraska ranch.

I also dreamed of being World Champion in a Formula One racing car; I won my first road race as an amateur on England's Snetterton Circuit and my second as a professional through the streets of Austin, Texas, during the River City Road Races run as a part of the annual Aqua Festival. That dream ended for lack of funds, probably because I failed to listen to good advice.

So I 'settled down' and married. My wife, Alyssa, and I have three grown children, a son and two daughters, and four grandsons. We love to hike and camp; a few years ago we bought a tandem kayak. And I dream of building a small wooden cruising sailboat.

I began to write in high school and worked professionally as a photographer and newspaper writer for a brief period after I returned from military service in the U.S. Air Force. My first experience with book publishing was as editor of the Jacksonville College yearbook; later, I sold a magazine article about a neighbor and the hunting rifle he helped me customize for greater accuracy. Now we live in eastern Washington, and I 'lie for a living' by writing the kinds of fictional stories I like to read.

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Until Shiloh Comes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JenReyn More than 1 year ago
Robert Starr's "Until Shiloh Comes" is an exceptionally well-written novel that chronicles the lives of several folks on the Montana plains in the 1800's. The characters are well-developed and the dialog is impeccable. I was especially impressed by Starr's knowledge of the American Old West and his ability to place the reader right in the thick of 19th century Montana prairie life. "Until Shiloh Comes" is a wonderful book for Christians or those exploring their own faith, as well as an entertaining read for fans of westerns. In addition, there is a love story component and a "who done it" thriller all wrapped up in this single fast-paced 200 page novel. "Until Shiloh Comes" is appropriate for readers of all ages.
dreamcastles More than 1 year ago
Do you enjoy a good mystery? How about a cowboy story? Do you have an interest in the Civil War? Perhaps your taste runs towards romance and love stories or books with a spiritual theme. You can get all of this if you just sit back and open the pages of Robert Starr's Until Shiloh Comes. Set in the post Civil War era, during a bitter cold Montana winter, the story opens with a mysterious stranger riding up to a ranch owned by the beautiful widow, Sarah Hadley, and her daughter Hannah. Who is this stranger who calls himself Shiloh; and can he help solve the murders that have plagued the ranch before his arrival? Interwoven with stories of slavery and the Civil War, and studded with colorful characters, and a tender love story, Until Shiloh Comes, is a book that will keep you enthralled until the very end. Reviewed April 18, 2009 by Lynne Bouchard
MMacKenzie More than 1 year ago
UNTIL SHILOH COMES is an incredibly well-written story of the challenges and struggles faced in the Montana wilderness. The author has done an exceptional job of encompassing strong spiritual beliefs with a compassionate and tastefully written love story. Mr. Starr's detailed descriptions of scenery and characters bring vivid images to mind as you read each chapter. I found Until Shiloh Comes to be appropriate reading for both young and older adults. Mr. Starr has truly found his calling as a Christian author and I look forward to reading more of his work. Megan MacKenzie - author