Along Winding Trails

Along Winding Trails

by Eunice Boeve

 

Joshua Ryder, convinced he carries bad blood, leaves Texas in the spring of 1876 with a trail herd of longhorns bound for Montana. The following spring he heads west with plans to settle near the Pacific Ocean and live in solitude with just his books and horses for company. But a Nez Perce woman and her baby change his plans and he ends up in Virginia City, Montana. There an old washerwoman, a little girl of white and Chinese ancestry, a young woman with red curls, and a murder charge further complicate his life.

Along Winding Trails is the sequel to Along Shadowed Trails featuring the character, Joshua Ryder, in response to the readers wanting to know, “Well… what happened next?”

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In Along Winding Trails award-winning author Eunice Boeve picks up the threads of her book, Along Shadowed Trails (formerly Ride a Shadowed Trail) and continues the story of Josh Ryder. While Josh has been working cattle in Montana, he has begun to consider the need for a more solitary life on the Pacific coast in order to escape his past. However, events conspire to postpone that, leaving Josh with a set of responsibilities he never feels quite able to shun. Ending up in Virginia City, Josh finds one excuse after another for not moving on as he makes a host of friends, beautifully portrayed by Boeve. Among them are Sky, the Nez Perce woman grieving her murdered family; Jessie, the elderly washerwoman who takes in the unlikely pair; and the lovely Jolene, with whom Josh falls in love. But always, at the back of Josh’s mind, is the fact that the fruit never falls far from the tree and, with a no-good gunslinger as his sire, he should keep to his decision to remain unwed. Boeve is a natural storyteller, depicting the old west with consummate skill. You hate her villain and you love her love-interest as would any character in the book. And as events unfold, you’ll ride with Josh to be initially shocked but eventually delighted at the page-turning conclusion. - AD

An Honorable Man - Along winding Trails is the sequel to Boeve’s Along Shadowed Trails. It features Josh Ryder, a young man from Texas who heads west with the intention of settling near the Pacific ocean. His plans get derailed in Montana when the rescue of a Nez Perce woman and her baby takes him to the rowdy town of Virginia City. Here, he’s forced to sit out the winter. His original plan gets further complicated when he falls in love with a pretty redhead, but then is accused of the murder of a friend and has to go on the run. He’s got to figure out now how to clear his name, save his neck from the noose, and stop the woman he loves from being taken advantage of by the suave killer. - LS

Great Follow-up – Along Winding Trails is Eunice Boeve’s sequel to her first saga in the Josh Ryder series, Along Shadowed Trails. Her style of writing is excellent and the characters are developed well, and believably. These aren’t typical cowboy shoot-em-ups but the depth of the novels set in the Old West are excellent and worth the investment in money and reading time. I am a research guy, and these books are soaked with realism, and the research stands out. It is clear Eunice has done more than just sit down at a keyboard and start writing. I like this one even better than her initial book, Along Shadowed Trails — and AST was excellent. - DHS

Along winding Trails is the sequel to Boeve’s Along Shadowed Trail … – Along winding Trails is the sequel to Boeve’s Along Shadowed Trails. It features Josh Ryder, a young man from Texas who heads west with the intention of settling near the Pacific ocean. His plans get derailed in Montana when the rescue of a Nez Perce woman and her baby takes him to the rowdy town of Virginia City. Here, he’s forced to sit out the winter. His original plan gets further complicated when he falls in love with a pretty redhead, but then is accused of the murder of a friend and has to go on the run. He’s got to figure out now how to clear his name, save his neck from the noose, and stop the woman he loves from being taken advantage of by the suave killer. Along Winding Trails has a unique plot and interesting characters. It will be an enjoyable read for those who like a good western and a sweet love story all rolled into one. - Anonymous

 

 

 

Eunice Boeve

Eunice Boeve, who was born and raised in Montana and Idaho, has spent nearly all of her adult life in Kansas. She writes for both adults and children usually in the genre of historical fiction. She and her husband raised four children and also have five grandchildren. In addition to her family, she loves books, the outdoors, and writing stories. You can contact the author through her website: www.euniceboeve.net

ISBN: 978-1-939054-37-1

Softcover: Perfect bind

Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″

Pages: 346

Categories:

  • Fiction: Historical-General
  • Fiction: Western-General
  • Fiction: Sagas

Along Winding Trails

 Along Winding Trails

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