Joan Dial, author of Roses in Winter and more than twenty other novels published in the U.S. and thirty foreign countries.
"AMERICAN SPIRIT is a genuine slice of Americana. There is enough meat on these literary bones to appeal to devotees of every genre: western, mystery, love story, family saga, war story. This is a polished gem of a novel layered with lyrical descriptions, subtle nuances of introspection, and pitch-perfect dialogue.
The appealing characters are so vividly rendered that their hopes and dreams, loves and losses become as real as our own. In swift, spare strokes we are given glimpses of the horrors of war, the joy and pain of first love, and the harshness of frontier life with its uncompromising justice. AMERICAN SPIRIT is a haunting story that will linger in memory long after the final page is read."