Reid is fourth generation land and cattle. 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, flutters of aspen leaves caressed by a canyon breeze, and the crimson tendrils of 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, sage brush 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 interwoven lives you feel a primal throb, then I have accomplished my mission.”
~ Reid Lance Rosenthal, author of Threads West, An American Saga.
Passion fuels each thrilling romance-packed novel in this widely acclaimed series and epic of the historical and contemporary American west. Reid’s debut novel and the first book of the saga has been compared to McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove and has won twenty national awards, including Best Book of the Year award or Finalist (runner-up) designations in the categories of Western, Historical Fiction, Romance, West/Mountain Regional Fiction and Design! Thank you readers, and USA Book Review Awards, Next Generation Indies Awards, Independent Book Publishers Association—IBPA, Forward National Literature Award, International Book Awards, and Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs). Each ensuing book further unfolds the riveting, sensual, adventure-filled tale of a country on the cusp of greatness, personalities from uncommon origins, and lives weaved into generational tapestries of lust, duplicity, enmity, love and triumph. Threads West is the tale of the romance of America, her people and her spirit. “It is our story,” Reid whispers.
Threads West, the #1 bestselling, multiple award winning, passion filled title book and first of the sizzling Threads West, An American Saga Series!!
Thus far the Maps of Fate Era novels of the Threads West, An American Saga series have been honored with twenty national awards, including Best Book of the Year award or Finalist (runner-up) designations in the categories of Western, Historical Fiction, Romance, West/Mountain Regional Fiction and Design! Thank you readers, and USA Book Review Awards, Next Generation Indies Awards, Independent Book Publishers Association—IBPA, Forward National Literature Award, International Book Awards, and Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs).
Uncompahgre–where water turns rock red
“Uncompahgre – where water turns rock red”, the third book of the series, continues the adventure and romance of this award winning story of us. The vanguard of five richly complex generations, having reached Cherry Creek, find their lives conflicted by family honor, hidden ambitions, and magnetic attractions forged in the fires of love, loss, hope, and sorrow. Some face life decisions – return to Europe or settle in the untamed Uncompahgre Valley, abandoning torrid love affairs ignited during the dangerous journey across America. The elderly slave couple, and an Oglala Sioux family introduced in Book Two, set their life sails to the winds of freedom, and struggle to comprehend the assault on their lands and culture. New characters catapult into this fast paced, passionate ongoing historical epic.
Reid’s long-standing devotion to wild and remote places, as well as his exceptional and extensive personal experience with land of all types and sizes in widely varied locations, the people who own them, and the unique mind set of rural populations, forms the descriptive underpinning for all of his writing.
There are few who have not stood in awe of the cascade of fall colors on the flanks of mountain ranges, been immersed in the tranquil beauty of lakes, or transfixed by the pull of a seething sea. The gentle pull of the rolling lands of the mid-west have called to yet others. Some have acted on the tug of the earth and now own their own piece of heaven. Others have promised themselves that someday they will transform that palpable tug on their spirit to a piece of land where they can plant their familial roots.
Reid’s nonfiction work-in-process, Land: For Love and Money© to be published in three parts and the associated workbook Green for Green©, are written for all of these folks. These humorous, informative and universal anecdotal guides are based on Reid’s forty plus year career in land management—from ranches, farms and rural property acquisition, to planning, improving, and developing conservation easement grants and disposition in numerous states, three countries, and two continents.
Land For Love and Money has been recognized with FIVE National awards from USA Book News. Winner in BUSINESS INVESTING and Winner in BUSINESS REAL ESTATE; eLit’s Winner Best CURRENT EVENTS and Best FINANCE/INVESTMENT/ECONOMICS 2014; and Award Winning Finalist Real Estate 2014 from International Book Awards.
There are more than thirty million land owners and wannabe owners of small and large acreage’s, farms, and ranches across North America. The real-life tales both success and failure in Land for Love and Money teach by example. There are interspersed with non-technical, common sense discussions likely to increase the reader’s satisfaction with every aspect of land ownership, finance, tax benefit, improvement, operations, resource, purchase, or sale. The information will greatly assist in avoiding costly blunders. The financial, tax, and disposition portions of the book are real time, written to assist particularly in the turbulent economic times we all face.
Land: For Love and Money, and the accompanying workbook, will be invaluable manuals for everyone. They provide loads of effective proven information and actual forms, clauses and strategies—many developed by Reid—that are sure to make and save money for the reader, and enhance and protect the mystical energy fueled by the mutual love affair most of us share with the land.
The first of the three volume Land For Love and Money, book can be purchased at www.Landforloveandmoney.com.
Reid takes great satisfaction-no-is jumping up and down excited about these new endeavors and looks forward to many future book projects. Hopefully, the previews, great reviews, wonderful reader comments, glowing Bestselling Author Endorsements, #1 Bestselling and awards information, excerpts and discussions on this site will whet your appetite for the Threads West An American Saga fiction series, and the Land for Love and Money non-fiction. works. ENJOY!
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