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The Man from Shadow Ridge (The 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, 239 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by Bethany House (first published February 1st 1990)
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Debbie
"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 Riccio
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.
Amy
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.
Ratforce
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
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.
Kristina
Good action and emotion. Not my favourite from these authors though.
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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.

Bodie began her writing career as a teen journalist for her local newspaper. Eventually her byline appeared in prestigious periodicals such as U.S. News and World Report, The American West, and The Saturday E
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