Jan 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Threads West by Reid Lance Rosenthal

Threads West: An American Saga



Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.


"That's it? asked Johannes. "We're going on a five-month-long journey, to an area that I hear is like the Alps, in a country where half the citizens dislike the other half, filled with hostile Indians based on one man's assessment? How do you know what you're going to find when you get there?" (p. 173)


Threads West: An American Saga, Book One
Author: Reid Lance Rosenthal
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Rockin SR Publishing (October 12, 2010)
Genre: Historical fiction, western
Source: publicist, the Cadence Group
Product description: 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.

Comments: The author weaves many different characters and personalities, native and immigrant, into the story to give a full picture of what the West was like in the mid 19th century. Recommended for those interested in American history and stories of the opening up of the West.

10 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

This sounds interesting...

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Jenny Q said...

Sounds like my kind of book! Great teaser! Thanks for visiting mine.

kayerj said...

this sounds very good. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Darlene said...

Great teaser! This book sounds fantastic - looks like a good series to get into.

jlshall said...

Sounds intriguing. If it's really as good as Lonesome Dove and Centennial, that's high praise. Excellent teaser!

fredamans said...

That question he posed is a good one. Great teaser!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday.html

Staci said...

Great teaser!!

Veens said...

Definitely a good question. I hope you are enjoying your read.

Yvonne said...

Sounds interesting.

Lizzy said...

Very intriguing! I hope you're enjoying it

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