“THE MAN FROM SHENANDOAH is a book for the whole family to share. It offers action, romance and a realistic premise. . . . Ms. Ward is a true storyteller who has created characters that demand and hold the reader’s interest. . . . Her clear and vivid writing sweeps us along with her characters on their adventures.”

Anne Haw Holt, author of Silver Creek

“Marsha’s use of imagery is a treat. For instance: ‘she had slipped from his grasp like quick-silver chased across a tabletop.’ Those of us who grew up before knowledge of mercury poisoning know how hard it is to pick up a dollop of quicksilver. It’s a very elusive metal. Here’s another: ‘Only much later did sleep lay a quilt of blackness over his exhausted body.’ And one last one: ‘with the November sun pouting on the breast of a hazy sky.’ Don’t you love it?”

Liz Adair, author of Trouble at the Red Pueblo