Marsha Ward

Historical Novels with Heart & Grit

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New Cover on The Man from Shenandoah

It’s hard to believe that The Man from Shenandoah was first published 15 years ago. Yes, that’s FIFTEEN years.

It’s time for a bit of a sprucing-up, so I’ve put a new cover on the novel:

Here’s what the novel is about.

Carl Owen doesn’t intend to lose anything—not his land, not his cattle, and certainly not his girl—ever again!

The young cavalryman returns from the Civil War to find the family farm destroyed, his favorite brother dead, food scarce, and his father determined to leave the Shenandoah Valley to build a cattle empire in Colorado Territory. Crossing the continent, Carl falls in love with his brother’s fiancée while set to wed another girl, but he might lose everything if the murderous thug Berto Acosta has his way. Carl battles a band of outlaws, a prairie fire, blizzards, a trackless waterless desert, and his own brother—all for the hand of feisty Ellen Bates.
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The new cover is on the e-book right now at the major online retailers, and will appear on the print book soon. Here’s where you can buy it, if you don’t have it in your digital library yet.

E-Books: Smashwords (all formats) | Kindle | NOOK | Kobo | Apple iTunes Bookstore

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Cover Reveal – Broken

Here is the gorgeous cover for Broken: A Shenandoah Neighbors Story, which is available now to pre-order at your favorite online bookstore. This story will be released on January 19, 2018.

Broken: A Shenandoah Neighbors Story

Broken can be read at any time, but preferably after you have read The Man from Shenandoah, and possibly Spinster’s Folly, just so you know who the characters are. Here’s the description:

Rida Owen didn’t know married life on the Colorado frontier could be so difficult. Nothing in her Catholic upbringing prepared her for long, lonely nights when her husband, Bert, goes drinking. And womanizing. And then comes home to beat her.

Her mother-in-law thinks she’s stuck up when she doesn’t participate in the homestead wash day. Rida only wants to hide her bruises and preserve her marriage.

Then a neighbor from her past stops to say hello and reveals a secret of his own.

A Shenandoah Neighbors story that illuminates a dark corner of the Owen Family universe.

Pre-order your e-book copy of Broken in your favorite formats: Smashwords | Kindle | NOOK | Kobo | Apple iTunes Bookstore

 

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Sample Saturday: Cover Reveal – Mended by Moonlight

I’m really excited to reveal the cover of my newest project, Mended by Moonlight, a Shenandoah Neighbors novella. This romantic work will be released next Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Mended by Moonlight is intended to be read following the Owen Family Saga novel, Gone for a Soldier. Here’s the description:

A grief-stricken young Confederate widow, Ella Ruth Owen only wants to hide at home and wait to die. Her parents need her to make a pretty appearance in Yankee social circles so her father can recover his business interests. They pressure her to abandon black mourning clothing and make conciliatory visits with her mother to Yankee woman newly arrived in Charlottesville with their carpet-bagger husbands.

Physician and surgeon Alexander Marshall carries deep guilt that he was away at war tending wounded soldiers when his fiancée died of a fever. Lacking a future, it doesn’t matter to him that the army sends him to the hinterlands of Virginia to work at a new hospital.

Ella Ruth’s arguments with her parents bring on debilitating headaches. Momma arranges for her to be seen by a physician at the new hospital–dismissing the fact that it’s a convalescence facility for Union soldiers.

The appearance in his office of a haunted young woman banishes Alex’s lethargy. Her claim of surgical experience shocks and intrigues him. How best can he cure her headaches? Can he figure out a way to use her skills? Will Ella Ruth’s resistance to a growing attraction to the doctor ever soften? That cannot happen until she is Mended by Moonlight.

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Scandalous, an Owen Family Story that adds depth and embellishes a scene in the Saga novel, Spinster’s Folly, is available in KindleUnlimited for a few more days. Read it free if you have a subscription, or buy it for only $2.99. Click here for the link.

I welcome your reviews. Thank you.

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