Wind Over Marshdale

Wind Over Marshdale

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Wind Over Marshdale by Tracy Krauss, Seth Michael Donsky

Marshdale. Just a small farming community where nothing special happens. A perfect place to start over…or get lost. There is definitely more to this prairie town than meets the eye. Once the meeting place of aboriginal tribes for miles around, some say the land itself was cursed because of the people's sin. But its history goes farther back than even indigenous oral history can trace and there is still a direct descendant who has been handed the truth, like it or not. Exactly what ties does the land have to the medicine of the ancients? Is it cursed, or is it all superstition?

Wind Over Marshdale is the story of the struggles within a small prairie town when hidden evil and ancient medicine resurface. Caught in the crossfire, new teacher Rachel Bosworth finds herself in love with two men at once. First, there is Thomas Lone Wolf, a Cree man whose blood lines run back to the days of ancient medicine but who has chosen to live as a Christian and faces prejudice from every side as he tries to expose the truth. Then there is Con McKinley, local farmer who has to face some demons of his own. Add to the mix a wayward minister seeking anonymity in the obscurity of the town; eccentric twin sisters—one heavily involved in the occult and the other a fundamentalist zealot; and a host of other ‘characters' whose lives weave together unexpectedly for the final climax. This suspenseful story is one of human frailty—prejudice, cowardice, jealousy, and greed—magnified by powerful spiritual forces that have remained hidden for centuries, only to be broken in triumph by grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522679677
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 07/12/2016

About the Author

Tracy Krauss is a high school teacher by profession, and a prolific author, artist, play-wright and director by choice. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has gone on to teach Art, Drama and English - all the things she is pas-sionate about. After raising four children, she and her husband now reside in beautiful Tumbler Ridge, BC where she continues to pursue all of her creative interests. Her first two books, AND THE BEAT GOES ON and MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER, were both nominated for the 'Indie Excellence Book Awards' for religious fiction in 2011. As well, MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER and her third novel PLAY IT AGAIN attained best seller status in the 'Contemporary Romance' category on Amazon. She also has three stage plays in print.

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Wind Over Marshdale 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Marshdale is a small town, a place where everyone knows everyone else, and a pace where kindergarten teacher, Rachel, has moved to take stock of her life and heal. It’s also the place where Thomas Lone Wolf hopes to open a cultural center to celebrate earlier dwellers on the land. But will the community accept a stranger’s culture usurping theirs? And will a young woman seeking quiet contentment ever find it when her landlady barrages her with gossip and cups of tea? Lyrical descriptions evoke the prairie landscape beautifully. Honest faith and doubts fuel the Christian characters. And a pleasing mix of very real and believable issues fills these pages. As Rachel’s heart seeks love in conflicting directions, embarrassment threatens to overwhelm, and kindness to overcome… “It was good to laugh about life’s mistakes," she muses. “Otherwise you would drown in your own tears" -- a sentiment readers will surely relate too. This is a deeply Christian novel, with honest human Christians seeking to hear and follow God’s voice. Tt’s not a preachy novel, even though it includes convincing scenes of loved ones teaching and praying. Tt’s not a novel with simple pat answers either. The faith of these characters is tested and requires real thought. The voice of God can be hidden in the voice of temptation and desire. And the path God draws for a life will leaves room for further mistakes and free will. I enjoyed the complexities of the characters, the genuineness of their faith, and the evocative richness of the background to this novel. It’s a convincing Christian romance, told with depth, doubt, thought, and love. Disclosure: I won an ecopy and I offer my honest review
VicG More than 1 year ago
Tracy Krauss in her new book “Wind Over Marshdale” published by Astraea Press takes us into the life of  Rachel Bosworth. From the back cover:  Marshdale. Just a small farming community where nothing special happens. A perfect place to start over… or get lost. There is definitely more to this prairie town than meets the eye. Once the meeting place of aboriginal tribes for miles around, some say the land itself was cursed because of the people’s sin. But its history goes farther back than even indigenous oral history can trace and there is still a direct descendant who has been handed the truth, like it or not. Exactly what ties does the land have to the medicine of the ancients? Is it cursed, or is it all superstition? Wind Over Marshdale is the story of the struggles within a small prairie town when hidden evil and ancient medicine resurface. Caught in the crossfire, new teacher Rachel Bosworth finds herself in love with two men at once. First, there is Thomas Lone Wolf, a Cree man whose blood lines run back to the days of ancient medicine but who has chosen to live as a Christian and faces prejudice from every side as he tries to expose the truth. Then there is Con McKinley, local farmer who has to face some demons of his own. Add to the mix a wayward minister seeking anonymity in the obscurity of the town; eccentric twin sisters – one heavily involved in the occult and the other a fundamentalist zealot; and a host of other ‘characters’ whose lives weave together unexpectedly for the final climax. This suspenseful story is one of human frailty – prejudice, cowardice, jealousy, and greed – magnified by powerful spiritual forces that have remained hidden for centuries, only to be broken in triumph by grace. Addiction, prejudice, sexual harassment, murder and the Native American People are just some of the ingredients that Tracy Krauss mixed into her superb story. Marshadale is a small farming community but it is filled with the most marvelous characters you ever want to meet all of whom have hopes and dreams and secrets. Thomas Lone Wolf who wants to start a Cree Cultural Center. Farmer Con McKinley and teacher Rachel Bosworth bring real life to the mix. When one person falls into sin that person could really use help to climb back out and the people of Marshdale are there for the helping. Mr. Smith has given us great characters who live and breathe on the pages and draw us into their lives so that we root for them and want them to win.  “Wind Over Marshdale” is highly emotional but a wonderful read! Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Astraea Press.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
loriweller1 More than 1 year ago
Wind Over Marshdale written by Tracy Krauss is an entertaining, enjoyable book. It is a tale of small town living where everyone knows your name.  It is a tale of a small town anywhere. With it comes problems of gossip, racism, pornography, domestic abuse, witchcraft, and prejudice. Of course, there is also faith and trust, healthy teen relationships, friendships, families, and church families. The story revolves around Rachael, who is a kindergarten and special education teacher. She comes to Marshdale due to bad past experiences. She meets two men and becomes attracted to both of them. You also meet a pastor and a youth group leader. The stories revolving around each person all mesh together and lead to a very successful read. I look  forward to reading other books by Tracy Krauss.I recieved this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
PattiShene More than 1 year ago
School teacher Rachel Bossworth believes Marshdale, a peaceful town on the Canadian plains, is the perfect place to begin a new life and leave past hurts behind. Her life soon becomes entwined with that of coworkers and two of the town’s eligible bachelors. All is not as it seems as the layers of unrest that lie deep within the small farming community are revealed. Evil forces are at work in the resurfacing of ancient tribal beliefs, witchcraft, prejudice, sexual indiscretion, and domestic violence in this well-written story. Author Terry Krauss tackles all of these difficult issues and more with understanding, compassion, and realism. I especially liked that the characters, some of them identified as “good Christian people,” struggle with human desires and temptations, making them more believable to the reader. The emotional and spiritual growth in the characters as they face their problems and weaknesses is realistic. The children and teens in the novel and their interactions with each other and the adults around them are well portrayed. There is some sexual innuendo and a couple of incidents of mild language, but sexually explicit scenes are not present in this book.  I recommend Wind Over Marshdale to readers who enjoy a solid plot and strong interaction between characters who deal with real life problems, strive to become stronger in their faith, and seek to become more secure in the knowledge of who they are. I received this book from Astraea Press through Fred St Laurent of the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.   
annelr More than 1 year ago
Krauss has given her readers a lot to think about in this novel. Her main characters confront a number of issues from different viewpoints. The Christian message of brotherly love and God's forgiveness is easily seen throughout. Suspense, sexual tension, and spirituality keep a readers attention, wondering where relationships and situations will end up. Krauss tackles real life issues, perhaps too many (racism, pornography, spousal abuse, witchcraft, discrimination  of those with special educational needs, to name a few!) Maybe a series of books wherein she could have developed more completely each issue and ways to confront and resolve?? All in all a book to keep one's interest. I received this book for free from BookClubNetwork and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I have also posted this review on DeeperShopping, Amazon, and Goodreads.
Cheri5 More than 1 year ago
Wind Over Marshdale by Tracey Krauss was a great book in that it started from the very beginning introducing me to a whole town and keeping my attention throughout the entire book. There were eclectic personalities, a lot of history, and even many different ways of looking at life reflected in the pages. I was intrigued and wanted to keep reading. I think the author portrayed small town living very accurately, complete from the reverence of history to the current teen culture. My attention was kept throughout the entire book and I’m still thinking about some of the characters. Great book for those who like suspense, romance, and twists and turns. I received this book for free from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review. I have posted this review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Deeper Shopping, and Goodreads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago