Reid Lance Rosenthal


Reid is fourth generation land and cattle. He is a rancher, a multiple #1 bestselling author, and the Threads West series has been honored with twenty-five national literary awards including, Best Western, Best Romance, and Best Historical Fiction. His cowboy heart and poet's pen captures the spirit of the western landscape and its influence on generations of its settlers. His long-standing devotion to wild and remote places and to the people--both past and present--who leave their legend and footprint upon America and the American West is the inspiration and descriptive underpinning of all of his writing.

"If your mind and spirit are seduced by images of windswept ridge tops, fluttering of aspen leaves caressed by a canyon breezes and the crimson tendrils of a dying sun...if your fingers feel the silken pulse of a lover and your lips taste the deep kisses of building passion...if nostrils flare with the conjured scents of gunpowder and perfume, sagebrush and pine, and your ears delight in the murmur of river current...if your heart pounds at the clash of good and evil, and with each twist and turn of inter-laced lives, you feel a primal throb, then I have accomplished my mission."

Passion fuels each thrilling, action and romance-packed novel in this widely acclaimed series and epic of the historical west. This is the third book of this saga and Maps of Fate era novels (1854-1875). Reid's works have been compared to Lonesome Dove, Louis L'Amour (with steam) and Centennial, by reviewers and readers alike. Some have called the series, "the Gone with the Wind of the West." Others have acclaimed the tale as "more authentic than Dances with Wolves." Each ensuing book unfolds the riveting, sensual, adventure-filled tale of a country on the cusp of greatness, the cloth of a nation woven from personalities of uncommon origins, and lives weaved into generational tapestries of lust, duplicity, enmity, love and triumph.

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Threads West, An American Saga
Threads West is the namesake and first of the #1 Bestselling, multiple award winning, thirty-three novel epic series, Threads West, An American Saga. The novel captured long lived #1 Bestselling positions in the major categories of Western, Romance, Historical Fiction, and nine genres, including Historical Romance, Historical Western, Historical Western Romance, Family Saga Pioneers and Homesteaders, Women of the West and Western Romance.

Maps of Fate Trailer
Threads West, An American Saga series, continues with Book 2, Maps of Fate. The dark history and elusive promise of parchment maps plays out. The characters you've come to know and care for in Book One are propelled from one adventure, danger, romantic twist, and encounter to the next as they hurtle towards their destinies: Lethal surprises overtake some as they are forced to defend their lands, loved ones and honor. New characters, both good and evil, catapult into the tapestry of the tale.

Uncompahgre--where water turns rock red
In Book Three, Uncompahgre, the men and women of the saga have reached their initial destination. Now they are faced with life altering decisions--to return to Europe or crest the Rockies to settle in the remote Uncompahgre Valley. Some must decide to pursue or abandon torrid love affairs. The elderly slave couples, Oglala Sioux family and renegades are woven ever more tightly to the arc of the story--their tragedy, passion and triumph-filled tales woven into the cloth of a collective destiny.


Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 115,400. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Uncompahgre, is the continuation of this tale of America, her people and the West—new lineages join the many threads of uncommon cultures, differing origins and competing ambitions that entwine into the American spirit. Lives and generations are woven on the loom of history, propelled by fate and freedom to form the tapestry that become the whole cloth of the nation. It is uniquely American.
Maps of Fate
Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 154,840. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Set in 1855, Book Two continues the page-turning tale of five richly textured, complex generations of unforgettable personalities. The secrets of the maps are revealed and suspense builds as they push westward, hurtling towards unknown destinies, propelled by one adventure, danger, romantic twist and encounter to the next.
Threads West, An American Saga
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 80,210. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Begins in 1854 with the first of five, richly textured, complex generations of unforgettable, multicultural characters. The separate lives of these driven men and independent women from Europe and America are drawn to a common destiny that beckons seductively from the wild and remote flanks of the American West. Swept into the dangerous currents of the far-distant frontier.

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