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Uncompahgre

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Another great addition to the Threads West an American Saga. The author make the story seem like you are right there. I love the story lines. It reminds me of Lonesome dove. It was hard to put down.

I received this complimentary copy of this e-book from the publisher and meatballs for a honest review.
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Uncompahgre is third book in the Threads West series.  Having read and enjoyed books 1 &2, I expected to enjoy book 3 and was not not disappointed.  It tells the story of the wagon train reaching their destination and where they begin to break up and go their separate ways.  The story follows the main characters in the wagon train as they continue on to their final destination, the Uncompaghre.  There are some wonderful twists and turns and some tragic ones as well.  The story continues to flow smoothly and the plot is kept fresh with new challenges for the travelers and introduces a couple new characters.  While there is still some fairly intense sexual content, it's not overly pornographic but it may not be suitable for all readers.  I really like how the characters are all very different from each other with some being really good and some being really bad as in real life.  The situations they find themselves in are true to life and believable.  I am excited to continue this story with the next installment of the Threads West series!
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I am really enjoying this series. I love all of the characters.  Looking forward to reading the next one.
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Book three in the Threads West series doesn't disappoint.  The detailed vivid descriptions Rosenthal paints of the west are amazing and show a true understanding of the area.  His characters are flawed and deeply dynamic.  The story line is well thought out in how each person ties back to the main group from book 1.  Amazing read.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is the third book in the Threads West series and follows the main characters from Cherry Creek almost to their settlements on Uncompahgre in their wagon train. This book covers more of the relationships between characters than the journey iself. Reuben and Rebecca become closer to planning a future together, Sarah has a possible new suitor, causing Zeb to be jealous. The story covers more on the Indian characters also.  
Great western/romance/adventure book full of action and descriptions of beautiful scenery! I look forward to reading the rest of this series.
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In the third book of this series, our cast has made decisions that place them on collision courses with destiny, some good, some bad, some it is hard to decide.  I have decided that these books remind me more of John Jakes family historical than Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove.  Reid Lance Rosenthal obviously spent the time and effort to build his characters and his communities.  His road to building dynasties in the west is so real, you feel you are there.  There's no greater compliment to any book than to say "It pulled me in"
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This was an enjoyable series, I liked the plot of all four books and the characters in them. Overall I thought these were a great western series.
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Mr. Rosenthal is s masterful storyteller and I have thoroughly enjoyed this book.  I feel as if I have been transported back in time with such rich historical detail.  
Many thanks to Greenleaf Book Group and to NetGalley for providing me with a galley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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This is the third book in this series, and I have enjoyed all of them.  Set in the 1850s it follows a disparate group of people who, for various reasons, have chosen to move to the American West and make a new life.

The characters are interesting and fairly well rounded, although the author does tend to get engrossed in their romantic liaisons a little too much.  The interplay of the new settlers and the Native Americans is touched upon.  There is also a side-strand involving a couple of Negro slaves, which is not really developed during the books and appears rather extraneous to the tales.  Maybe it all becomes clearer later, as I have now discovered this is not a trilogy, but actually has at least one more book in the series!  

The books really need to be read in order to fully appreciate the back stories, although the author does repeat some key information for new readers.

Overall an enjoyable tale, following this group's adventures as they travel across the States to their new homes.

Thank you to NetGalley, Greenleaf Book Group and Rockin' SR Publishing  for allowing me access to the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This is a good series with decent writing. This books are even paced to slow paced. There are several characters.
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3 stars

This is  a series of novels about the Old West and the white settling thereof. Please be aware that these books have many, many characters and that they are cliffhangers. 

It is a pretty competent telling that begins in 1854. I must admit straight off that I personally would not have had the strength or courage to do what the characters in this book did. 

I decided early on that I would review all three books in one review for there is much sameness in the books and I had a very hard time trying to come up with three differing reviews. 

In the books we have wagon train travelers complete with travails and romance, mountain men trying to scratch out a living from pelts and living an isolated life, Native Americans fighting for their way of life, grownig tension between the Union and the South that errupts into war, differences of opinion based on cultural views, gamblers and ne'er-do-wells of all stripes. 

These books were adequately written and plotted. (No barnburner...) Larry McMurtry Mr. Rosenthal is not. I am not sure why the two authors were so linked in the introductory blurbs. 

I want to thank NetGalley and Greenleaf Book Group/Rockin' SR Publishing for forwarding to me a copy of these books for me to read, enjoy and review.
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