Review: Threads West – Reid Lance Rosenthal

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Rockin SR Publishing (October 12, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982157614
ISBN-13: 978-0982157619
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Johannes Svenson – Norway
Reuben Frank – Prussia
Sarah Bonney – Liverpool
Zebariah Taylor – United States
Inga Bjorne – New York
Jacob O’Shanahan – Ireland
Rebecca Marx – London


Seven strangers from various parts of the world, set off in 1855 for life in the United States. Along the way, they’ll have various encounters with some of the dangers during that time period. Dangers ranging from Indian attacks, con men, killers, etc.


The story to this was very interesting. You get to know each character prior to their living for the U.S. and see what their lives were like, what their dreams are for their new life, and their fears. One seeks his fortune, one runs from her past, and one is willing to kill to obtain whatever he desires.

This novel presents a very interesting view of the early immigrant experience. The author is very versed in the Western lifestyle. While much of the book seemed accurate to the time period, there was one or more times, where the characters used what seemed like a more contemporary language. That was probably the one drawback I had with the book.

While the main story was a little weak, it is the first in a 6 book proposed series, so I have to assume following books would have a much stronger storyline to them.

There is some mild language, and adult situations. I’d recommend this foro older teens or adults. If you are a fan of westerns, I think you’d like this, or if you are a fan of historical fiction, you’d enjoy it.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Rebecca at The Cadence Group for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review.

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