Author: Marsha Ward

Wards & Rumors of Wards Fiction Anthology

Wards & Rumors of Wards Fiction Anthology

An American Night Writers Association Anthology. As one of the most influential and beloved authors of the Southwest, Marsha Ward has inspired a generation of writers through her teaching, writing, and mentoring. This anthology contains fourteen remarkable short stories, all dedicated to celebrating the founder of the American Night Writers Association. Fans of romance, fantasy, thrillers and more will adore the tales in this curated […]

September 10, 2019 / 0 Comments
Mended by Moonlight by Marsha Ward

Mended by Moonlight by Marsha Ward

A grief-stricken young Confederate widow, Ella Ruth Owen only wants to hide at home and wait to die. Her parents need her to make a pretty appearance in Yankee social circles so her father can recover his business interests. They pressure her to abandon black mourning clothing and make conciliatory visits with her mother to Yankee woman newly arrived in Charlottesville with their carpet-bagger husbands. […]

November 30, 2017 / 0 Comments
Owen Family: That Tender Light by Marsha Ward

Owen Family: That Tender Light by Marsha Ward

How did the Owen Family Saga begin? With a love story, of course, the most romantic love story of all: when Rod and Julia met. God must have conspired with the angels to put Roderick Owen of Shenandoah County, Virginia, and Julia Helm, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in the same place on one magical day in Spring, 1840. All nature paused, as though holding its […]

July 12, 2017 / 0 Comments
Faith and the Foreman by Marsha Ward

Faith and the Foreman by Marsha Ward

New Yorker Faith Bannister’s circumstances force her to become a school teacher in faraway Arizona Territory. Harsh conditions don’t seem so overwhelming when Faith meets lanky Slim McHenry. But menacing Rance Hunter stands in the way of Faith and Slim’s happiness. Both must rally all their resources and act to overcome evil before it spreads. Faith and the Foreman is bundled with a Western short […]

July 18, 2016 / 0 Comments
Blood at Haught Springs by Marsha Ward

Blood at Haught Springs by Marsha Ward

Wes Haught wants his brother to grow up and tend to his share of the chores at the family’s general store. Lonnie Haught dreams of the day he can leave home and use his gun. Both brothers resent the added work their father’s recent accident has laid on them. When a new family arrives in Haught Springs, Wes falls for the fair-haired daughter, while Lonnie […]

May 30, 2016 / 0 Comments
Promised Valley: The Zion Trail by Marsha Ward

Promised Valley: The Zion Trail by Marsha Ward

On a hot summer day, young Elijah Marshall stops plowing to give a drink of water to two strangers and invite them to lunch with his family. His neighborly act sets in motion events that will drastically change his future. The strangers share a new religion, which the family embraces. But the neighbors want no part of Mormons. Multiple acts of unkindness and starvation drive […]

February 19, 2016 / 0 Comments
Owen Family: Gone for a Soldier by Marsha Ward

Owen Family: Gone for a Soldier by Marsha Ward

Rulon Owen loves two things more than life—his country and Mary Hilbrands. When Virginia secedes from the Union, Rulon enlists, and finds himself fighting foes both in battle and in his own camp. He struggles to stay alive against all odds, with a knife-wielding tent-mate and a Union army that seems impossible to defeat. It will take every ounce of vigilance he has to survive […]

September 18, 2014 / 2 Comments
A Timeless Romance: Old West Collection

A Timeless Romance: Old West Collection

Six historical western novellas, all with one thing in common: Romance. In BREAK A LEG, a charming story by two-time Rita Award winner Carla Kelly, hospital steward Colm Callahan is ready to move away from army life at Fort Laramie. His only regret is leaving behind exotic Ozzie Washington, easily the prettiest woman on the post. As a maid to the lieutenant colonel’s wife, Ozzie […]

May 2, 2014 / 2 Comments
Owen Family: Spinster’s Folly by Marsha Ward

Owen Family: Spinster’s Folly by Marsha Ward

Marie Owen yearns for a loving husband, but Colorado Territory is long on rough characters and short on fitting suitors, so a future of spinsterhood seems more likely than wedded bliss. Her best friend says cowboy Bill Henry is a likely candidate, but Marie knows her class-conscious father would not allow such a pairing. When she challenges her father to find her a suitable husband […]

November 10, 2012 / 0 Comments
Owen Family: Ride to Raton by Marsha Ward

Owen Family: Ride to Raton by Marsha Ward

Thinking he’s been treated unjustly by his father, James Owen leaves the family homestead to make a new life for himself. The turbulent world of post-Civil War Colorado Territory is a dangerous place for an ex-Confederate soldier. The prejudice he encounters increases his bitter loneliness. Then he’s shot, and winds up in the debt of a man whose family has already caused him grief. After […]

May 2, 2011 / 0 Comments