Rubies of Ruin Series
Ophelia's War is a fast-paced historical coming-of-age novel about love, loss, ambition, religion, and the struggle to survive and adapt on the ever changing American frontier.
A harsh desert life becomes even harsher for Ophelia Oatman and her half-breed Indian brother Ezekiel when they become orphans on a remote Mormon pioneer settlement in the Utah Territory. Fifteen-year-old Ophelia fears she will be forced to marry one of the elder polygamist settlers. She hopes the ruby necklace, which she secretly inherited from her mother, and the arrival of her uncle from the east will save her. Instead of a savior, her uncle turns out to be a greedy, whisky swilling gambler who severs her ties with her brother and tries to steal the necklace.
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Frontier Fiction paints vivid narratives of people who discover the depths of their character and courage in the American frontier. Your readers will find these stories, which feature a range of genres and diverse protagonists, hard to put down. These titles capture the spirit of freedom, individualism, and adventure of life in America on the evolving western edge before 1930. Featuring exciting new characters who face life-changing challenges in settings that are in stark contrast to civilized society, these titles are sure to please fans of Mysteries, Historical Fiction, Romance, Adventures, Native American Fiction, and Coming of Age/YA cross-over novels. 12 titles a year, 1 shipped each month, for approximately $234 a year.