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Arizona War: A Colton Brothers Saga Paperback – March 15, 2008
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This author convincingly brings together turmoil of the Civil War as it reaches the Southwest, the Apache's struggle to hold on to native lands, and the settlers' battle to survive these events while enduring the hash climate and terrain of New Mexico and Arizona.
I couldn't put the book down.
Melody Groves deftly brings to life the Colton Brothers' love for each other and their dedication to family. Her artful insight into each brother's thoughts and their individual responses to severe physical and emotional trials brought, from me, deep sympathy for them.
In particular, Cochise's torture of one of the brothers, James, is recounted in a so point-by-point, excruciatingly real way that this reader's cold heart was wrenched harder than I'm comfortable admitting.
I strongly recommend Arizona Wars.
It is the plotting that distinguishes "Arizona War" with its many conflicts, man against man, north vs. south, Indigenous Peoples against European Settlers, and the true blue nature of romance and love including loyalty among blood related kin. In every instance, these values are the source of conflict which supply the tension throughout the book.
Arizona War" begins with two heroic brothers attempting to create a life after months of torture at the hands, whips, and knives of Apache Indians. Each of the men now suffer emotional symptoms similar to those we associate with PTSD. As with PTSD, too, the brothers have violent mood swings and often lash out with their own fists, guns, and knives against friends and family. As these are the beginning days of the Civil War, the plot is thickened when confederate soldiers begin to take over local towns and terrorize the native inhabitants. So, too, is the tension heightened when Apaches continue raids upon small towns and mining settlements. Three brothers among the civilians of the area become involved with Union forces who had organized to fight off the Confederates and Apaches. Add to the likable townspeople including available gentlewomen not uninterested in romance and the stew is set boiling with good vs. evil.Read more ›