The El Dorado Trilogy, Book 3, 1857-1869: News of the massacre of the Fancher wagon train reaches Salt Lake City. Shaken by the involvement of Brigham Young in the massacre, George Harris makes plans to leave Utah Territory. Searching for his sister, who was traveling with the train, Jed Marchion and Yam light a shuck for Salt Lake City, where they encounter a web of deception and delusion. Meanwhile, Army sergeant Charlie Reeves is pulling escort duty in the Southwest. And Nathan is busy getting his hands on more of the elusive Taggart paintings. As for Uergin, the Gold Coast has made him wealthy, but the desert follows him like a black dog. Described in detail are the Oregon Trail, Utah Territory, San Francisco, the Grand Canyon. Also Fort Kearny, Fort Laramie, Fort Defiance, the Post at Albuquerque. And Cherry Creek and Golden City in Colorado Territory. Winner, Colorado Publishers Award 2007. Finalist, Book Expo of America, New York, 2007. Finalist in the Regional Fiction Category of the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards.
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The treaty medal, the blue-stone necklace, the wooden cross, where are they now? Go ask the night winds. You can not ask the woman who fell from grace, or the man who took her away. They are dead out on the Trail.
"We're a country of fools, watching each other instead of Brigham. He's stealing us blind." – Bishop George Harris, GSL City.
"...this is a prison, this whole Valley's a prison...nobody who's not in the church knows that." – Ellen Harris, wife of Bishop Harris.
"They want this woman, they will take her no matter what you do." – Ute guide, Kaibab Plateau.
"Then ole crazy pants shows up after dark with fresh scalps...." – Charlie Reeves, U.S. Army teamster.
"You're the one told her all the stories about going out West, what a great place the West was." – Walker Marchion, Fort Laramie.
"...you can't hide your sons with the Indians, it's another culture..." – Bettina Franklin, Denver City.
"It's either bugs or wind, take your pick." – Daphne Lafitte, east of Fort Laramie.
Finalist, Book Expo of America, New York. Winner, Colorado Publishers Award.About the Author:
Mary Ramstetter is a Colorado native and lives with her husband on their ranch outside Denver, Colorado. She co-edited the history book John Gregory County with her husband and has written numerous articles on Colorado history. She is also the author of The El Dorado Trilogy, the saga of the Marchion and Harris famillies in the American West, 1846-1869. The Trilogy titles are Over the Mountains of the Moon, Down the Valley of the Shadow, and Ride, Boldly Ride.
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