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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

(2004)
(The second book in the Rendezvous series)
A novel by

 
Trapping beaver was the major source of income for mountain men in the Rocky
Mountain West of the 1820s -- the luxuriant, sought-after pelts could make a man rich. But it was a dangerous way to make a living: winter blizzards, hostile Indians, sickness, and starvation lurked at every point of the compass. Only a special brand of man could survive it all.

After making a harrowing 700-mile journey alone and on foot from the Sweetwater River in Wyoming to Fort Atkinson on the Missouri River and finding a home in the fur trade, young Sam Morgan is becoming just such a man. Followed closely by Coy, his faithful coyote pup, and trapping with a brigade of mountain men, Sam seeks more than furs and wealth. He is searching for the love of his life, the Crow Indian woman Meadowlark, and with his companions -- the French-Canadian Gideon Dubois, the mulatto Jim Beckwourth, and the Pawnee Third Wing -- he heads for the Wind River country and the village of Meadowlark's people.

Sam is put to every test in his journey to the Crow village: fights with Pawnee, Lakota and Blackfeet; captivity and escape from a Sioux camp, buffalo hunts, and the distrust of Meadowlark's family and tribe. He endures the sweat lodge and Sun Dance ceremonies that test his beliefs and self-confidence, and concocts a last-ditch, daring, and foolhardy scheme to win Meadowlark's hand.

For all its page-turning action, Beauty for Ashes is the unforgettable story of a boy who becomes a man by necessity in the cruel, beautiful, unexplored wilderness of the Old West.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Beauty for Ashes (Rendezvous)
Author(s): Win Blevins
ISBN: 0-7653-0574-7 / 978-0-7653-0574-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Beauty for Ashes (Rendezvous)
Author(s): Win Blevins
ISBN: 0-7653-4482-3 / 978-0-7653-4482-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2011 : UK Audio CD
Title: Beauty for Ashes
Author(s): Win Blevins
ISBN: 1-4074-8576-8 / 978-1-4074-8576-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Beauty for Ashes: Rendezvous Series, Book 2
Author(s): Win Blevins
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

April 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: Beauty for Ashes: Rendezvous Series, Book 2
Author(s): Win Blevins
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Beauty for Ashes (Rendezvous)
Author(s): Win Blevins
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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