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Marshdale. Just a small farming community where nothing special happens. A perfect place to start over… or get lost. There is definitely more to this prairie town than meets the eye. Once the meeting place of aboriginal tribes for miles around, some say the land itself was cursed because of the people’s sin. But its history goes farther back than even indigenous oral histo ...more
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Published June 11th 2012 by Astraea Press
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There are a lot of good books to choose from these days, but not many intrigue me as much as this one managed to do. The story started out a bit slow, but once the foundation was laid the plot grabbed me I couldn't stop reading. The characters were realistic and the conflict was palpable. And romantic tension? This book was loaded with it as well as convincing inner dialog that showed how the mind and heart are often affected by the past...and not often in good way. I appreciated how there were
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Michelle
There are a lot of good books to choose from these days, but not many intrigue me as much as this one managed to do. The story started out a bit slow, but once the foundation was laid the plot grabbed me I couldn't stop reading. The characters were realistic and the conflict was palpable. And romantic tension? This book was loaded with it as well as convincing inner dialog that showed how the mind and heart are often affected by the past...and not often in good way. I appreciated how there were ...more
Nike Chillemi
This one is a class act. Author Tracy Krauss constructs a tale tackling gossip, prejudice, sexual misconduct, dysfunctional family issues, alcoholism, the logistics of post-modern dating, and murder. Quite often as the author weaves her tale, she glides into passages of elegant prose. The settings are spectacular.
WIND OVER MARSHDALE won in the Grace Awards 2012 Mystery/Romantic Suspense/Thriller category. The story opens in a somewhat eerie manner that is compelling and draws the reader in.
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Naomi Musch
An eerie sensation stole over me in the opening pages of Winds Over Marshdale, which I'm sure was the intent of author Tracy Krauss in this tale of fresh starts and the unseen spiritual forces at work in the lives of a small town community on the Canadian plains. Reading this story from the perspective of one having a Christian world view, it felt all too real, downright creepy even.

And I couldn't wait to read more.

While not a true suspense, elements of the story are very suspenseful, while bei
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Barbara Brink
Winds Over Marshdale by Tracy Krauss. The arrival of two new residents to Marshdale – a young female school teacher who has moved from the city to get away from a broken relationship, and a widowed Native American man and his children who have come with hopes of setting up a Cultural center to explore the history of their ancestors – has everyone talking in this small prairie town where gossip and innuendo are an art form.
No one is exactly who they appear to be, from the town's most upstanding c
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Barbara Derksen
Tracy Krauss weaves a story that satisfies the romantic soul and caresses the puzzle solver in each of us at the same time in Wind Over Marshdale. Of First Nations descent, Thomas Lone Wolf confronts racism in the small rural town of Marshdale. Con McKinley, is a member of a local farming family whose roots go deep into the community. Even though he's a believer and she's not, he takes a personal interest in Rachel Bosworth, the new kindergarten teacher on the rebound from a failed relationship. ...more
Wilani Wahl
I struggled with writing a review for this book. I had a problem with the Christians in the book drinking and found it very true that because of their drinking it led to strong sexual temptation. What was very difficult for me was the pastor in this book. I don't want to write a spoiler but for him to be caught in a serious secret sin it was a big problem for me. Yes, I do realize that Pastors do fall in sin in real life but do we need to read about that in fiction. This is not a book I could gi ...more
Maureen Timerman
This is the story of several persons own Spiritual Journey. It deals with addiction, prejudice, sexual harassment, murder, and more.
We experience life on the Canadian Prairie and the struggles of the Native American people. Thomas Lone Wolf wants to establish a Cultural Center to honor his Cree Nation. He has been having dreams for years about this, but there are people in Marshdale who do not want him or his kind in their town.
Rachael Bosworth has moved to this small town, wanting to forget he
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Sabrina Guthrie
Wind Over Marshdale
by Tracy Krauss
Published by Astraea Press
www.astraeapress.com
Reviewed by Sabrina
Rating: ****

This book revolved around several characters. There really wasn’t one main character. Each individual had their own story, their own purpose. The people that I noticed most however:

Thomas: a Native American man that has moved to Marshdale in anticipation of opening up a cultural center based around history centered at Old Man’s Lake. A place where his people played a significant role.
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Kenneth Winters
Author Tracy Krauss has crafted a marvelous romantic thriller with a variety of themes interwoven seamlessly. Her characters are well-developed and I was immediately drawn into the challenges that faced Pastor Todd Bryant and his wife, Carol as well as the young kindergarten teacher, Rachel Bosworth, Native American Thomas Lone Wolf and a rancher named Con McKinley. Thomas' attempt to develop a Native American Cultural Center in the small Canadian prairie town of Marshdale brings racist attitude ...more
Jorja
Oct 16, 2012 Jorja rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beach-read, holiday-read
Recommended to Jorja by: author
Krauss, Tracy. Wind over Marshdale. Astraea Press (http://www.astraeapress.com/). June 11, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-62135-041-5 ASIN: B008ARYQPA 556KB List Price: $2.99 Christian Romance, Suspense. Jorja’s Rating: PG-occult theme, mild sex scenes.

Rachel Bosworth arrives to teach kindergarten in the small town of Marshdale, Saskatchewan. Thomas Lone Wolf and Con McKinley both begin to court her. Her landlady, Mrs. Beatry, the town gossip and quickly fills Rachel in on all she knows about the two and ev
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Nona Mae King
To be honest, I didn't know what to expect when I turned on my nookcolor because I did not read the "back cover copy." I find I do that most often when I know that I'm going to read the book no matter what it might say. Having read Play it Again by Tracy earlier this year, I knew her characters would engage me, but I had no idea they would be the end all and be all as to why I would stay enthralled.

Their struggles and their passions, their confusions and agonies about loves and losses and faith
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Anne Gooch
This is my first time reading anything by Tracy Krauss and I enjoyed it very much.

I loved this book from beginning to the end and there is several characters to keep up with but its not too hard to remember who is who. This takes place in a small town where everyone knows your business and of course there is drama in this small town.

This is a Christian book so there is mention of God and religion all the way through it (which I love because I only read Christian books)

Please note: I received a
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Lisa Johnson
Title: Wind over Marshdale
Author: Tracy Krauss
Pages: 404
Year: 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book from the author offered on www.bookfun.org
Every time I picked up this book to read my thoughts about the novel were going through many changes. I have never read any of Tracy’s books before, and if one went by the cover alone, I am not sure whether I would have read it or not. I am glad though that I read t
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Pat
School teacher Rachel Bossworth believes Marshdale, a peaceful town on the Canadian plains, is the perfect place to begin a new life and leave past hurts behind. Her life soon becomes entwined with that of coworkers and two of the town’s eligible bachelors.

All is not as it seems as the layers of unrest that lie deep within the small farming community are revealed. Evil forces are at work in the resurfacing of ancient tribal beliefs, witchcraft, prejudice, sexual indiscretion, and domestic violen
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Jean
I really enjoyed this book! I think this was because Rachel Bosworth was such a relateable character. So often in life, people enter our path and feelings occur, which sometimes, are questionable as to their meaning. This happened to Rachel, who feels drawn to two virile men, who "excite" her. A relationship with both men is attempted, but, the challenge comes when it is soon apparent that a relationship does not move along with ease, as both men have a "strength" within them that Rachel does no ...more
Anita
Rachel has recently moved to a small town called Marshdale to teach Kindergarten and Special Ed. In Marshdale she meets Thomas Lone Wolf, a Native American single father trying to set up a Cultural Center in town. She also meets a rancher named Con McKinley. This book has lots of romance, suspense & mystery. Usually, you can tell at the beginning of a book which “hero” the “heroine” will end up with. In this book, Rachel feels something for both Thomas and Con, and neither/both seem to be th ...more
Jacqueline
The small prairie town of Marshdale teems with struggles between good and evil, Christian beliefs and ancient native ways, status quo and progress. After a devastating break-up, teacher Rachel Bosworth moves to Marshdale to escape her past and to let her heart begin to heal from her failed relationship. She finds the small, prairie town very appealing and her new job as the kindergarten teacher quite fulfilling. However, she is dismayed by her strong attraction to two eligible men--handsome loca ...more
Donna Mcginnis
The setting is in the small farming community of Marshdale in Canada. But the town is not what it appears to be and has many characters that have stories of their own. Well written plot with twists and turns and a great ending. The story deals with many things that plague this fictional little town and struggles that a lot of people in real life deal with everyday. There is faith, prejudice, sexual harassment, addiction, the occult and much more contained in this story. A book that I did not wan ...more
Mary
“Wind Over Marshdale” is about small town living where nothing is private and everything is known by everyone. From the nosy landlady, to the teachers at school, to the youth group leader, you will get away with nothing! How great to live in a community where they all look out for each other, but, you don’t want to be on the wrong side of the gossip, as Rachel soon finds out.

“Wind Over Marshdale” contains a few mysteries, racism, witchcraft, sexual abuse, child abuse, alcoholism, porn addictio
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Bethany Marks
Healing from a prior relationship usually involves new relationships and Rachel Bosworth thinks she is all for that. In Wind Over Marshdale by Tracy Krauss, Rachel moves from Toronto to a small prairie town. She is a passionate, connected teacher but is shut down with men because of heartbreak. She quickly meets:

Thomas Lone Wolf, a Cree indian working through his wife’s death and prejudice. He is excavating a historical sight of his ancestors and is torn with generational ties to the spirit real
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Becky
Classic Good vs. Evil.

The battle lines are slowly drawn in this classic story of Good vs. evil. Thomas Lone Wolf, descended from a long line of powerful Cree medicine men, has returned to the land of his ancestors. He has renounced their polytheistic ways and is a true believer in Jesus Christ. Unfortunately,visions haunt him and the townspeople torment him and his family. A Christian youth minister, Con McKinley, befriends Thomas. Both men unknowingly date the same worldly kindergarten teacher.
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Amy
This was my first Tracy Krauss book and it will not be my last. There were several characters to keep track of, but I did not forget any of them and was able to keep up with the story. There was a lot of life and problems happening in this story. Wasn't sure how everything would get resolved. There was a few questions that I had about what happened to some of the characters. Not sure if there is a sequel planned or not.
Anne Rightler
Krauss has given her readers a lot to think about in this novel. Her main characters confront a number of issues from different viewpoints. The Christian message of brotherly love and God's forgiveness is easily seen throughout. Suspense, sexual tension, and spirituality keep a readers attention, wondering where relationships and situations will end up. Krauss tackles real life issues, perhaps too many (racism, pornography, spousal abuse, witchcraft, discrimination of those with special educatio ...more
Cheri Swalwell
Wind Over Marshdale by Tracey Krauss was a great book in that it started from the very beginning introducing me to a whole town and keeping my attention throughout the entire book. There were eclectic personalities, a lot of history, and even many different ways of looking at life reflected in the pages. I was intrigued and wanted to keep reading. I think the author portrayed small town living very accurately, complete from the reverence of history to the current teen culture. My attention was k ...more
Ann Cuddy
“Wind Over Marshdale - By Tracy Krauss is the story of the struggles within a small prairie town when hidden evil and ancient medicine resurface. Caught in the crossfire, new teacher Rachel Bosworth finds herself in love with two men at once. First, there is Thomas Lone Wolf, a Cree man whose blood lines run back to the days of ancient medicine but who has chosen to live as a Christian and faces prejudice from every side as he tries to expose the truth. Then there is Con McKinley, local farmer w ...more
Ruth Snyder
Have you ever needed to start over? Kindergarten teacher, Rachel Bosworth did. She thought Marshdale would be the perfect place to get away from her failed relationships and create a new life. “It was an oasis of clustered houses and well established trees cocooned in a desert of wide open prairie landscape.” Rachel soon discovers Marshdale has problems of its own – citizens embroiled in prejudice, pornography, and pedophilia.

At first Rachel is distracted by attention from two very different, bu
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Jenny
I was so glad I had the opportunity to reads this book. I could tell I would like it from the description and I was right. It was definitely an edgy Christian romance that dealt with a lot of mature subjects. The situation with the heroine being attracted to two men and the fact that they were both Christians and she was not, was very intriguing. I couldn't wait to see who she would end up with or if she would ever want a relationship with the Lord. The other characters were colorful and had sto ...more
Tracy


I enjoyed this story. Intriguing themes.
Victor Gentile
Tracy Krauss in her new book “Wind Over Marshdale” published by Astraea Press takes us into the life of Rachel Bosworth.

From the back cover: Marshdale. Just a small farming community where nothing special happens. A perfect place to start over… or get lost. There is definitely more to this prairie town than meets the eye. Once the meeting place of aboriginal tribes for miles around, some say the land itself was cursed because of the people’s sin. But its history goes farther back than even indig
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Tracy Krauss is a high school teacher by profession, and a prolific author, artist, playwright and director by choice. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has gone on to teach Art, Drama and English – all the things she is passionate about. After raising four children, she and her husband now reside in beautiful Tumbler Ridge, BC where she continues to pursue ...more
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