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Interlude at Cottonwood Springs

Interlude at Cottonwood Springs

(2015)
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Ruth Reynolds moves in wealthy New York circles. Heck Benham rides the range in the high plateau of New Mexico. When she comes west during the Great Depression, chance throws them together, and they fall in love. But she's a married lady, and he's an honorable man.

In this gripping historical novel, award-winning author Liz Adair tells the story of an outlander - an eastern socialite who comes west during the 1930s. She finds an alien landscape and people who still live in the shadow of the nineteenth century. One of those people is a tall, handsome cowboy who lives his life according to a strict moral code. When he rescues her from her abusive marriage, he must weather the consequences, for rescuing her turns them both into social pariahs.

Interlude at Cottonwood Springs is a rewrite of Liz Adair's Counting the Cost, a book that won the 52009 Whitney Award as well as being finalist for the 2010 Willa Award and the Arizona Publisher Association's Glyph Award. In the rewrite, Liz added three prequel chapters describing Ruth Reynolds' move west.

"Interlude at Cottonwood Springs is a poignant look at a grand passion between opposites, a sensory delight filled with lush descriptions, spot-on dialogue, and a well-told story of choice and accountability. Liz Adair is a masterful storyteller. Don't miss reading this book!" Marsha Ward, bestselling author of the Owen Family Saga

From Story Circle Book Reviews:
Western New Mexico is the setting for a love story in ... the tough years of the Great Depression. City-raised, culture-loving, impoverished Ruth sought security and a home when she agreed to marry Harlan Reynolds. When the couple moved to Harlan's new job at the Diamond E ranch, Ruth found the land as bleak as her marriage. ... Enter Heck Benham, Diamond E cowhand... They both felt the spark, and here, the story takes off.
In her dedication of the book to her mother, author Liz Adair explains the novel is a fictionalized account of a long secret family story: an uncle fell in love and ran away with a married woman in that long ago New Mexico.
The story Adair tells is a love story, but it is also one of struggles... with the land, the hard times, and, mostly, two very different people who, in spite of their love, want very different things.
Adair spins a fascinating and easy to read story. All of her characters ring true. Moreover, she has a fine eye and ear for both the land and the times. This is a story to enjoy, but also one to learn from.

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Interlude at Cottonwood Springs
Author(s): Liz Adair
ISBN: 0-9905027-7-5 / 978-0-9905027-7-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Century Press
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Interlude at Cottonwood Springs
Author(s): Liz Adair
Publisher: Century Press
Availability: Amazon   

May 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: Interlude at Cottonwood Springs
Author(s): Liz Adair
Publisher: Century Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Interlude at Cottonwood Springs
Author(s): Liz Adair
Publisher: Century Press
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