Outdo Yourself Challenge(59/200)
50 States Challenge(Missouri)
52 Books in 52 Weeks(Wk.19)
"Threads West" by Reid Lance Rosenthal
The romance of America, her people, her spirit, and the West. The ongoing story of us. This first book and namesake of the six-novel series is being compared by reviewers and authors to Lonesome Dove and Centennial. The tale bursts with the adventure, romance and promise of historical America and the West. The epic saga of Threads West begins in 1855 with the first of four richly-textured, complex generations of unforgettable characters. The separate lives of these driven men and independent women are drawn to a common destiny that beckons seductively from the wild and remote flanks of the American West. They are 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 turbulent journeys are heartbreaking quests intertwined with romance and adversity, passions and pathos, despair and triumph. This is not only their story. It is our story. It is Threads West, An American Saga.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Rockin SR Publishing (October 12, 2010)
MY THOUGHTS: While reading this book it so reminded me of Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. It is also the first book of a six book series. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. This books starts with the characters in the book. It gives you the info on each one and their reasons for immigrating to America. Johannes, Reuben, Sarah, Zeb, Inga, Jacob, and Rebecca all travel to America on board the SS Edinburgh. They are all headed to St. Louis to join up with a wagon train. Some for gold and riches, others to just get a foot hold in the new frontier. All their lives are intermingles together and they all have one thing in common. To settle a patch of the frontier for themselves or family. Beautifully written, this book makes you want to travel in a covered wagon. I highly recommend this book. If you can get your hands on a copy, do it!
MY RATING: 8-12
[This is a free review book.]