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The Man from Shadow Ridge (Saga of the Sierras #1)

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The year is 1863. In the East, the Civil War rages on. The mountains of California seem remote and untouched by the struggle of the young nation. Tom Dawson has found a refuge from the political and social conflicts running a small ranch with his brother beneath Shadow Ridge.

This man with a restless past, his "rugged, sun-browned face creviced from the weather like a lands
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 1st 1990 by Bethany House
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Jacob Olson
Jan 11, 2017 Jacob Olson rated it it was ok
The characters of this book are James, Tom, Charlie, Byrd, Nathan, Jed, and Jesse. The setting is in the California mountains during the civil war. In the beginning of this book Tom and his two nephews Jed and Nathan. They are delivering some supplies to a station called Granite station. They got a nasty surprise when Byrd shot someone and tried to take a slave. Tom got the kid and Got Byrd away. Toward the end Byrd kid napped one of toms nephews. So tom goes after him on to shadow ridge. what ...more
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Dec 22, 2010 Debbie rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, christian
"The Man From Shadow Ridge" is a historical (with some western elements) set in 1863 in California. The historical details of everyday life and Civil War politics were woven into the story. It's clear that the authors did in-depth research yet the details never overloaded the story or slowed the pace.

The suspense was created mainly by the physical danger that the "good guys" were in. The characters were varied, interesting, and somewhat complex. Tom, his brother, his family, and the local parson
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Amy
Aug 14, 2009 Amy rated it liked it
You know, it was a fairly interesting story. For Christian fiction, there really wasn't that much spiritual presentation, which was disappointing. There were just a few subtle tones here and there. The scenery was pretty, but the dialogue was cheesily trying to be western. The book really could have been a lot longer, and a lot better in my opinion, if the authors had really taken their time with each character. It was decent though.
Raymond Ruiz
Apr 15, 2016 Raymond Ruiz rated it liked it
This book was okay, it got boring for a while but the book was still good. It's about a man back then going on a journey. I'm not really a fan of books based on back then, but this book made me like it. I wish it was longer and had more pages because it got me interested. Even if it was based on back then I still enjoyed reading it. I recommend this book to anyone who likes old time books and adventure.
Amy Riccio
Feb 21, 2014 Amy Riccio rated it liked it
You know, it was a fairly interesting story. For Christian fiction, there really wasn't that much spiritual presentation, which was disappointing. There were just a few subtle tones here and there. The scenery was pretty, but the dialogue was cheesily trying to be western. The book really could have been a lot longer, and a lot better in my opinion, if the authors had really taken their time with each character. It was decent though.
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Brock and Brodie Thoene are award-winning Christian fiction writers with stories in a variety of historical settings, including the West. Try the Saga of the Sierras series starting with The Man from Shadow Ridge.
Carol Poulson
Mar 05, 2011 Carol Poulson rated it it was ok
I love the Thoene books this one is not up to their usual "can't put it down" writing. I think it would be fine at the middle school level, but not for adults.
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BODIE AND BROCK THOENE (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over 45 works of historical fiction. These best sellers have sold more than 10 million copies and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards.

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