So Wide the Sky (The Women's West Series, Book 1)

The Women's West Series

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Having survived nine years as a Kiowa captive, Cassandra Morgan is traded back to the whites. Tattooed and emotionally scarred, Cassandra faces a life she hardly remembers.

Two men attempt to understand her pain: the half-Indian scout Lone Hunter Jalbert, and her childhood sweetheart cavalry Captain Drew Reynolds who was left for dead in the attack that killed both their families and who has sworn retribution.

Torn between two worlds and two men, Cassie must learn anew the true meaning of love, courage and forgiveness.

AWARDS:
Winner, Romance Communication Reviewers Award
First Place, Wisconsin Romance Writers "Right Touch" Readers' Award.

REVIEWS:
"Ms. Grayson creates an emotional powerhouse... Superb!" ~Rendezvous.

"...a compelling novel chock-full of western detail." ~Margot Mifflin, author of the non-fiction book The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman, on whom the main character of So Wide the Sky is based.

THE WOMEN'S WEST SERIES, in series order
So Wide the Sky
Color of the Wind
A Place Called Home
Painted by the Sun
Moon in the Water
Bride of the Wilderness
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About the author

Award-winning author Elizabeth Grayson has always loved stories of adventure and romance. Upon retiring from teaching, she began writing full time. Elizabeth lives in the mid-west with her husband and cat, love traveling and is an avid photographer and knitter. www.elizbethgrayson.com
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Publisher
ePublishing Works!
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Published on
Feb 21, 2015
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781614177180
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Western
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

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Publishers Weekly’s #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 • Winner of the Southern Book Prize • If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection 

“A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.”—People

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When Indians kill her husband on the trail to Kentucky, Livi Talbot and her two young children bury him then continue their trek on the Wilderness Road to what David promised would be their new home.

While Livi settles into the wilderness cabin David built with his own hands, Reid Campbell, David's best friend and Livi's nemesis, arrives. A wanderer who spends more time with Indians than whites, Reid produces a document stating all holdings revert to him, in the case of David's death.

Reid insists Livi and the children return to Virginia, but Livi refuses. She's too far along in her pregnancy with David's last child, to travel. Summer ensues, filled with hard work, danger from Indian raids and a constant battle of wills between Livi and Reid.

As winter deepens, Reid helps Livi deliver David's son. Reid knows he should gift the cabin and land to Livi and walk away, but his heart has finally found a family and a place called home.

REVIEWS:
"...stirs the reader's emotions. A story of a remarkable women's desire to forge her own destiny and follow her heart. A novel to remember." ~Kathe Robin Romantic Times

"...keeps you reading to the exclusion of all else. This is probably the best book on the period I have ever read." ~Rendezvous

"This lady can spin a tale of historical magic. She does that and more in this beautiful story of Livi Talbot and her long road to happiness." ~The Readers' Voice

THE WOMEN'S WEST SERIES, in series order
So Wide the Sky
Color of the Wind
A Place Called Home
Painted by the Sun
Moon on the Water
Bride of the Wilderness
When Indians kill her husband on the trail to Kentucky, Livi Talbot and her two young children bury him then continue their trek on the Wilderness Road to what David promised would be their new home.

While Livi settles into the wilderness cabin David built with his own hands, Reid Campbell, David's best friend and Livi's nemesis, arrives. A wanderer who spends more time with Indians than whites, Reid produces a document stating all holdings revert to him, in the case of David's death.

Reid insists Livi and the children return to Virginia, but Livi refuses. She's too far along in her pregnancy with David's last child, to travel. Summer ensues, filled with hard work, danger from Indian raids and a constant battle of wills between Livi and Reid.

As winter deepens, Reid helps Livi deliver David's son. Reid knows he should gift the cabin and land to Livi and walk away, but his heart has finally found a family and a place called home.

REVIEWS:
"...stirs the reader's emotions. A story of a remarkable women's desire to forge her own destiny and follow her heart. A novel to remember." ~Kathe Robin Romantic Times

"...keeps you reading to the exclusion of all else. This is probably the best book on the period I have ever read." ~Rendezvous

"This lady can spin a tale of historical magic. She does that and more in this beautiful story of Livi Talbot and her long road to happiness." ~The Readers' Voice

THE WOMEN'S WEST SERIES, in series order
So Wide the Sky
Color of the Wind
A Place Called Home
Painted by the Sun
Moon on the Water
Bride of the Wilderness
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