DANCING MOON now an ebook!


This is the only Western historical novel I wrote, and it’s actually very untraditional for that genre.  The Irish heroine is fleeing a cruel husband, along with a pregnant slave when their party is overtaken by Indians.  The hero is a Comanchero out of Taos who rescues both women and takes them back to the village.

I loved this book, writing it, living in it, exploring the Spanish influence in this area and the native tribes of the Front Range.  I read Irish history and Cheyenne history and Spanish colonial history, as well as stories from the women who made this arduous journey at a time when it was extremely dangerous.

Dancing Moon is an adventure and a romance and set in my own neck of the woods at a time when it was wild and quite different than it is now.  (Garden of the Gods and the healing springs of the Manitou area figure heavily into the end of the book.)   Ruth Wind readers will especially like this book, the setting, the multicultural aspects, and the romance between Tess and Joaquin.

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9 thoughts on “DANCING MOON now an ebook!

  1. Vickie Harris

    I love your books. The very first time I read one of your books, The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue, I was hooked and have now read everything I could get my hands on. Have run out of the newer ones and started on your older books. Thank you so much for all of them. Have tried some of the recipes and they are excellent. Will be trying more of them. I also feel that you have a tremendous gift and are very pleased that you are sharing it with everyone. You are my favorite author of all time. Thank you.

    • Barbara Samuel

      Vickie and Terry, I’m so pleased to know you’re finding my work like this!

      I’m honored. Truly.

  2. Terry O'Connell

    I have just read A Winter Ballad, my first book ny this author. One of the best book’s I’ve ever read, and now I can’t wait to start reading all her other books. Excellent writter!!

  3. Margie Frentress

    Hi Barbara!
    Just wanted to tell you how much I love your books. My husband bought me How to Bake a Perfect Life for Christmas, and I loved it so much. I have read The Lost Recipe for Happiness and The Secret to Everything. I love the recipes that you include in these books. So far my favorite is How to Bake a Perfect Life – some of the things that her daughter said to her was something that I might have said to my mom! I was wondering if your were working on a new book. I can’t wait to read another one!

    Thanks so much for the great books!


    • Barbara Samuel

      Margie, your post got lost in my spam filter. Sorry about that! I am so pleased to hear that you like my books, and I’m even happier to report that I just turned in the next book, called The Garden of Happy Endings, which will be out April 24. Thanks for taking the time to let me know you’re here.

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