Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ride to Raton by Marsha Ward

After losing the heart of his fiance' to his brother, James Owen leaves home to make a new life for himself. The turbulent world of post-Civil War Colorado Territory is fraught with danger and prejudice that increase his bitter loneliness as personal setbacks threaten to break him. Then James's journey brings him into contact with another wayfarer, beautiful young Amparo Garces, who has come from Santa Fe to Colorado to marry a stranger. Through a twist of fate, their futures are changed forever when their lives are merged in a marriage of convenience. James and Amparo undertake a hazardous horseback trek over Raton Pass to Santa Fe, battling their personal demons, a challenging language barrier, and winter's raging storms. Will their journey end in life or death?

Marsha Ward has one foot in the 21st century and one in the 19th. Her characters hew closely to those wild days, portraying their lives and times. Readers love her for that.

—Gary Svee, two-time Spur Award Winner
Western Writers Newsletter, Sep. 2003

Genre: Fiction - Western

Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (November 13, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 059530169X
ISBN-13: 978-0595301690
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews) Sales Rank: #849,778 in Books

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