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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New Works from Marsha Ward

In case you took a holiday hiatus from social media, here is a list by release date of newly published and pre-order works in the Owen Family and Shenandoah Neighbors universes:

Nov 30, 2017: MENDED BY MOONLIGHT: A Shenandoah Neighbors Novella


Available at: Kindle | NOOK | Kobo | Apple iTunes Bookstore | Smashwords (all formats)

Dec 28, 2017: THE APPLE PIE PRIZE: An Owen Family Story

The Apple Pie Prize

Available at: Kindle | NOOK | Kobo | Apple iTunes Bookstore | Smashwords (all formats)

Releasing Jan 19, 2018 and available for pre-order now: BROKEN: A Shenandoah Neighbors Story

Pre-order at: Kindle | NOOK | Kobo | Apple iTunes Bookstore | Smashwords (all formats)

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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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