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    Marjorie Jones

The Lighthorseman

by: Marjorie Jones

Book 1 in the Lighthorseman Series

Dale Winters rode in the great charge at Beersheba in the final months of The Great War and has never forgiven himself for surviving. His younger brother did not. As a result, guilt-ridden, Dale gives up the passion in his life – horses. If his brother could no longer ride the animals he loved so much, then neither would he. A shattered man, Dale returns to his home in Western Australia.

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Marjorie Jones has been writing since she formed her first coherent sentence. She fell in love with characters like Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (she planned to marry Prince Caspian before she met her real hero) and never looked back.

Discovering romance novels at the tender age of 16, she penned her first complete novel at the age of 19. Her works encompass historical, contemporary and paranormal romance.

Married to Keith for nearly 17 years, she is the mother of three children. Her eldest son currently serves in the United States Navy, while her two daughters attend Junior High and High School. Originally hailing from Virginia Beach, Virginia, she makes her home now in the panoramic desert community of Price, Utah with her husband, daughters, two horses and two of the most uppity, do-not-cross-this-line tom-cats in the history of the world.

Awards and Nominations

Congratulations to Marjorie Jones for winning the 2005 Isolde Carlson Award for Excellence in Writing & The 2005 Utah Writer of the Year!

"Romance is more than fantasy," stated Marjorie recently. "Romance is hope. It's a place we can go to be all of the things the world has told us not to dream for."

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2004 Road to Romance Reviewer’s Choice Awards

The Lighthorseman

206 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award Nominee
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About This Book
Overview

Dale Winters rode in the great charge at Beersheba in the final months of The Great War and has never forgiven himself for surviving. His younger brother did not. As a result, guilt-ridden, Dale gives up the passion in his life – horses. If his brother could no longer ride the animals he loved so much, then neither would he. A shattered man, Dale returns to his home in Western Australia.

Emily Castle, late of Arizona, inherited one-half of the Castle Winters Sheep Station in Western Australia when her Uncle Charles passed away. For years, through his letters, her uncle had regaled Emily with tales of the exploits of the boys he had fostered. With a heart full of hope and happiness, she moves to her new home and an inevitable meeting with the amazing and adventurous Dale Winters.

But the man who comes home from the war is not the one she envisioned in her dreams. Broken promises and a vow made to a dead man have stolen away his joy of life. Then Emily wagers her share of the station, and herself, on a horse race and becomes unable to ride. Will Dale learn, before it’s too late, that some promises are meant to be broken?

Details

Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2006
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4 1/2 Stars - GOLD Phenomenal - In a class by itself.... "The characters in this glorious saga are complex, fascinating and often reflect the desolate backdrop of the surrounding territory. Jones' story of love, loyalty and honor is nicely sprinkled with humor. SENSUAL." ~ Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine

"This [The Lighthorseman] was an amazing story. Ms. Jones' lyrical prose will place the reader in the desert of Palestine or the outback of Western Australia. Ms. Jones is an author to watch." ~ Kristi Ahlers, Independent Reviewer

"The Lighthorseman is a tale that pulls at the heartstrings and one I recommend." ~ Romance Reviews Today

"Ms. Jones has written characters that are multi-dimensional and engaging. The story is fast paced and fun while at times heart-wrenching... I would recommend The Lighthorseman to all fans of historical romances with great characters, a wonderful story and a truly interesting setting." ~ The Romance Readers Connection

"The Lighthorseman is a very moving story. With Dale's and Emily's emotions so vividly depicted, my heart went out to them. Emily is just darling. She is a true savior for Dale and Dale is an honorable passionate man. Their relationship grows beautifully and sensually throughout the story until it's tender conclusion. I was very moved by The Lighthorseman. It is a dramatic story with two wonderful characters." ~ Nannette, Joyfully Reviewed

“If you are looking for a delightful historical with threads of sexual tension and sweet passion, then you definitely should pick up your copy of The Lighthorseman by Marjorie Jones. It will fill your heart with the fondest of memories and happy-ever-after.” ~ Janalee Ruschhaupt, The Romance Studio (November 23, 2006)