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Marsha Ward is the author of the American Civil War era novels that make up "The Owen Family Saga:" Gone for a Soldier (which takes place during the Civil War), The Man from Shenandoah, Ride to Raton, Trail of Storms, and Spinster's Folly. Marsha also is an accomplished poet, a mentor, conference presenter, and the founder of American Night Writers Association, Inc. (ANWA). She lives in the heart of the Old West in Arizona.


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YEAR-END SALE: print copies of Trail of Storms, the third book in the Owen Family Saga, are on sale for $10.00 per copy, with optional personalization and/or signature from the author, Marsha Ward. This sale is good as long as supplies last, or until December 31, 2014. All sales final. Click here to purchase.

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Average rating: 3.84 · 287 ratings · 106 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
The Man from Shenandoah
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Trail of Storms
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Ride to Raton
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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3.03 of 5 stars 3.03 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Spinster's Folly (The Owen ...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Cottonwood Cowboys
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Gone for a Soldier
4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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No More Strangers
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Owen Family Saga Sampler
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Gone for a Soldier The Man from Shenandoah Ride to Raton Trail of Storms Spinster's Folly
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Excerpt from Trail of Storms (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 11, 2009 12:57AM
Description: In her third novel about the Owen family and their neighbors, award-winning author Marsha Ward brings Jessie Bingham and James Owen back together in a turmoil of conflicting values and emotions, and high adventure. The aftermath of the Civil War creates cruel circumstances for the Bingham family. A brutal attack on Jessie's sister, Hannah Fletcher, drives the extended family to flee to the West. They are soon joined by Heppie Bingham's beau George and his brother, Ned, who bring news that the Binghams are being pursued by cronies of Hannah's attacker. Even after they fight off that onslaught, poverty, bad weather, and Hannah's frightful secret plague their journey. Nursing her battered heart when she hears James Owen took a wife, Jessie accepts Ned's offer of marriage. But a stop on the trail holds wrenching surprises for Jessie.
Excerpt from Ride to Raton (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Estranged from his family, 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 Garcés, 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. "I was enthralled, and sitting on the edge of my chair, as I read RIDE TO RATON. This is an exciting, quick paced, heartwarming, and heartrending story! James and Amparo are wonderfully 'real' characters, with the emotions and interactions between them touching my heart. The secondary characters were fantastic: from mean and drunk, to kind and generous, they added extra life—and spice—to the story. The first one of Marsha Ward’s books I’ve read, I am highly impressed. A western in the true sense of the word, yet with plenty of romance, this one is definitely worth your time if you are a lover of westerns or romances, or both." - Teresa Henson, ROMANCE JUNKIES
Excerpt from The Man from Shenandoah (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: 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. Author Marsha Ward introduces the Owen family of the Shenandoah Valley and their neighbors in this novel of action, adventure, and romance.
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Gone for a Soldier by Marsha Ward
"Set against the back drop of the Civil War, GONE FOR A SOLDIER focuses on Rulon’s love story with Mary Hilbrands and his experience of war, but it is also the story of his entire family as they are impacted by the ravages of war. My favorite chara..." Read more of this review »
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“Twenty-five years ago I made my vow to love you and to live with you wherever you went," she whispered. "Since you're bound to go, I'd best keep my promise.”
Marsha Ward, The Man from Shenandoah

“Sunset encroached upon daylight like a powder burst from the mouth of a crimson cannon—orange and gold ribbons shot forth to wage a battle against the clouds. The western horizon was obscured by a glow like a living thing.”
Marsha Ward, Ride to Raton

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“The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast,
and you miss all you are traveling for.”
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“Twenty-five years ago I made my vow to love you and to live with you wherever you went," she whispered. "Since you're bound to go, I'd best keep my promise.”
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