Blog Tour Tens List, Dream Cast, & Giveaway: Gone for a Soldier by Marsha Ward

Welcome to my tour stop for Gone for a Soldier by Marsha Ward. My mom has been a fan of Marsha's for some time and we've both read this series and enjoyed it. I'm happy to help promote her newest book in this series! Marsha has shared a dream cast and ten fun things about her below. Be sure to check those out and enter the giveaway as well!

Gone for a SoldierGone for a Soldier
(The Owen Family Saga #5)
by Marsha Ward
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback308 Pages
August 28th 2014 by Westward Books


Rulon Owen loves two things more than life—his country and Mary Hilbrands.

When Virginia secedes from the Union, Rulon enlists, and finds himself fighting foes both in battle and in his own camp. He struggles to stay alive against all odds, with a knife-wielding tent-mate and a Union army that seems impossible to defeat. It will take every ounce of vigilance he has to survive and, with a little luck, he might make it home to his wife and the son he's never seen.

Forced to live with her parents for the duration, Mary faces a battle for independence. With a mother whispering that her husband won't come home to her and a son who needs her to be both father and mother, Mary has to dig deep for strength to overcome her overwhelming loneliness and the unknown future ahead.

Separated by war and circumstance, Rulon and Mary discover that not all enemies wear the Union blue.

Only $2.99 in ebook!

Dream Cast

Do you want to know who the author would dream cast her characters with? Here they are:

Rulon Owen with Luke Hemsworth

Mary Hilbrands with Shailene Woodley

Ben Owen with Liam Hemsworth

Ella Ruth Allen with Dove Cameron

About the Author

Marsha Ward was born in the sleepy little town of Phoenix, Arizona, in the southwestern United States; and grew up with chickens, citrus trees, and lots of room to roam. She became a storyteller at an early age, regaling her neighborhood friends with her fanciful tales during after-school snacks. Her love of the 19th Century Western era was reinforced by visits to her cousins on their ranch, and listening to her father's stories of homesteading in Old Mexico and in the southern part of Arizona.

Over the years, Marsha became an award-winning poet, writer and editor, with over 900 pieces of published work, including her acclaimed novel series featuring the Owen family. She is the founder of American Night Writers Association, and a member of Western Writers of America and Women Writing the West. A workshop presenter and writing teacher, Marsha makes her home in a tiny forest hamlet in Arizona. When she is not writing, she loves to spoil her grandchildren, travel, give talks, meet readers, and sign books. Visit her at either her website or one of her blogs!

Ten Fun Things About Marsha

1. I once went on a monkey-watching hike up a river in Venezuela. When I say “up a river,” I mean mostly “in the river.” We never saw any monkeys.

2. The first piece of writing that I remember completing was a one-page play about the expulsion of the Acadians from Canada.

3. When I was a teenager, I was in a movie-making club. I did publicity, made two booklets as the programs for two films, and wrote the script of a movie. One of our participants was Steven Spielberg.

4. I auditioned for and won a spot in Arizona’s All-State Choir when I was a freshman in high school, which was unheard of in that time.

5. I had an imaginary friend when I was little. He was—you guessed it!—a cowboy.

6. I sang a solo with the Tempe Symphony Orchestra in a performance of John Rutter’s Requiem.

7. My first experience of flying was in a small plane. I loved the feeling of freedom. Now I won’t fly because of bad experiences with the TSA.

8. In college, I majored in vocal performance, a.k.a. opera.

9. When I was young, I built a fort with sawhorses and burlap bags. Don’t tell my mother, but it had a fireplace, and I actually lit a fire in it one time. It didn’t draw very well.

10. One summer I drove to Montana by myself. Folks thought I was nuts, but I loved that trip!

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