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Spirit Horses

Alan S. Evans


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Hardcover (4/1/2009)


A beautiful, touching, and tender tale filled with vivid imagery and raw emotion

In the hills of Tennessee, Shane Carson, a gifted, nationally recognized horseman, is living the good life. When a mysterious mustang shows up on his farm, Shane doesn’t know how—or why—the horse appeared, but the horse’s distinctive brand identifies her. She is one of the Spirit Horses, a rare, wild herd that runs free on the Shoshone reservation in Wyoming. Watched over for centuries in the tribe’s ancestral valleys, these exquisite horses, according to belief, provide a link to the afterlife.

When tragedy strikes in his life, Shane nearly loses his will to live—but for one promise he made to his young son: to return the mustang to her rightful home.

On this bittersweet journey, Shane finds a world where tradition reigns, and ancient beliefs transcend modern logic. In this magnificent expanse of blue sky and wide-open spaces, love is alive, but hate, intolerance, and greed threaten to close in.

To make good on his vow, Shane must face the danger that threatens these horses, the tribe’s legacy, and his destiny.

Transcending genres—a truly inspirational story of triumph over tragedy

Praise For Spirit Horses

Spirit Horses has a rare and satisfying verisimilitude in part because Evans’ life is as interesting as his book. His love and respect for horses shines through every page as does his respect for tradition and family values. A heart-warming read.” —The Boca Raton News

Spirit Horses is a truly inspirational story of triumph over tragedy. Transcending genres, Alan Evans captures the reader's heart as suspense blends with romance, spirituality, and the magnificent mystique of the treasured Shoshone mustangs.” —Patricia Gussin, New York Times best-selling author

“Alan Evans throws us in with horse whisperers, an ancient horse legend, and a mare with a secret destiny” —Shelley Fraser Mickle, NPR Commentator and author of Barbaro, America's Horse

“A very powerful novel. Readers of all genres will enjoy this story about a simple man, some wild horses, and the people influenced by the horses.” —TCM Reviews

Spirit Horses is a wonderful book that reads like the best of gripping movies. A visually impressive and emotionally stirring work.” —Fresh Fiction

“Evans brings to his original, deftly written and engaging story a particular expertise. A terrifically rewarding read.” —Midwest Book Review

“A wonderful novel. Give yourself a treat and get this tender, touching novel.” —Baryon Review of Books

Spirit Horses is an accomplished first novel. I promise you’ll close its covers with tears in your eyes, but a smile on your face.” —BCF Book Reviews

“A wonderful blend of Western, fiction, drama, adventure, and romance. A superb new voice in fiction who delivers a 5-star read.” —Armchair Interviews

“This bittersweet debut novel features warmly drawn characters and plenty of horse whisper horsemanship.” —Monsters & Critics

“An interesting story that takes the reader into the rich world of Shoshone culture.” —Feathered Quill Book Reviews

Oceanview Publishing, 9781608091140, 360pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2013

About the Author

Alan Evans spent years competing in high school, intercollegiate, and professional years in professional rodeo. He later learned the centuries-old craft of saddle making and spent the next ten years running his own custom saddle shop. In his late twenties, Evans found another passion—training horses. His love and respect for horses shines through every page of Spirit Horses—as does his respect for tradition and family values. Alan Evans lives with his family on a horse farm in Florida.