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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 landsThe 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 landscape," discovers some measure of peace and happiness at Shadow Ridge with his brother's little family. Then comes the news that the stagecoach has been robbed and six people murdered by a gang of rebel sympathizers stealing Union gold for the South. Without warning, the turmoil of Dawson's past returns.As he moves toward a final confrontation, the Dawson home is shattered by a second tragedy. Where will he find the courage and faith to continue?...

Title : The Man from Shadow Ridge
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ISBN : 9781556610981
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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The Man from Shadow Ridge Reviews

  • Susannah Joy
    2018-12-07 03:59

    Very Good Western

  • Jacob Olson
    2018-11-22 03:45

    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 will happen next. The theme of this book is plan it first. Like how tom didn't plan things before he did it. So why not plan the next thing you will do. This book isn't the greatest in my opinion because of the bad language and how they abbreviate the words. It is hard to under stand the abbreviated words. Although this book does come with lots of adventure. I still like this book but i would have been better with out the bad language and the abbreviated words.

  • Debbie
    2018-12-10 06:53

    "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 were Christians. There were some references to them praying or going to church or believing God would help them, but the Christian element was spotty and not lecture-y.This novel was the first in a series. While it can stand alone, the ending was a bit quick and left some minor things to be resolved in the next novel. There were a few horse-related practical details that were wrong (including a boy being carried stomach-down over a saddle horn without sustaining internal injury) and parts of the ending felt improbable.There was no bad language and no sex. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable novel to those who like historical novels.

  • Amy
    2018-11-18 05:56

    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
    2018-11-29 10:11

    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
    2018-11-25 04:59

    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
    2018-12-06 04:53

    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.

  • Sasha (whispersofthesilentwind)
    2018-11-18 07:09

    2.7 Stars

  • Carol Poulson
    2018-12-01 04:11

    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.