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(Across the Great Divide, Book 2)
By Michael Ross
Publication Date: December 15th 2021
Page Length: 380 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Where do you go when home is no longer an option? The guns of the Civil War have ceased, but the war rages on in Will Crump's soul. Afflicted with "soldier's heart" (PTSD) and searching for peace, Will joins the westward movement, on a collision course with another culture.
The horde of immigrants flooding the West brings conflict with Shoshone, Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho. The army brings disease and battle-hardened troops into Red Cloud's War, pulling Will into a whirlpool of conflict. Broken treaties and promises, misunderstanding and pain leave both sides searching for answers. Can two diverse cultures find peace?
His search leads him to Dove, a young Shoshone woman, a battle for survival and truth, and a love that could change him forever. A survivor of the Bear Creek Massacre, Dove is kidnapped by Cheyenne and joins Will's search for mutual survival and finding her way home. Can she learn to trust a white man? She longs for family, but chafes at the restrictions on women in her tribe. Together they must search for understanding and reach Across the Great Divide.
Endorsed by Darren Parry, Chairman of the Northwestern Shoshone
Coming soon in 2022...
The Founding (working title)
(Across the Great Divide, Book 3)
By Michael Ross
Will's search for peace turned out very differently than he expected, and he's on the road again. As he goes through Kansas, he finds Luther in a role he never expected, a Buffalo soldier. After helping Luther get established at Nicodemus, an all black town in western Kansas, Will drifts to Dallas, catching up with Julia as she and Hiram plunge into the railroad business, with all its politics and treachery. Starting a ranch is different than farming or soldiering, and Will has a challenge before him. But perhaps his biggest challenge is finding love and the home that has eluded him. Will follows his dreams, all the way through the founding of Lubbock and Shallowater Texas.
Best-selling author Michael Ross is a lover of history and great stories. He's a retired software engineer turned author, with three children and five grandchildren, living in Newton, Kansas with his wife of forty years. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, and still loves Texas. His first book, The Clouds of War, was nominated for Coffee Pot Book of the Year, and was a number one best seller in three categories on Amazon. His second book, The Search, won both Chanticleer Five Star and Coffee Pot Book Club five star awards.
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