Some reviews for All or Nothing…
RuthAnne Newcomb , along with her sister Mara are headed to Tucson Arizona. After the loss of her husband a year earlier, there is nothing left for Ruth back in Alabama. With her sister to take care of they are headed out west,where employment awaits as a seamstress.
A accident on the narrow mountain road, the stagecoach going over the side, Mara and Ruth, narrowly escaping death see their possessions lying on the canyon floor. The accident is a cover-up for the stage coach robbery by one notorious robber El Tejano . Shot at and left for dead ,rescued by the Army Captain Bowen Shepherd , can her sister and her et their life back together. With her strong faith in God
And her talents they will survive. They know the bandit will strike again, and only Ruthanne can identify him,Working with the Captain will they find him first and bring him to justice or will he hunt down Ruth , the only living witness? Will the love they have found continue to grow between the Captain and Ruth.
This is a well written tender love story along with a little suspense and intrigue mixed into the plot. The characters are marvelous and you can’t help but like all of them. They are all a part of the story interwoven together. If you are a fan of Historical Western Romance as I am then you will not be the least disappointed in this book. I read this book in one day and it will be one that I will pull out and read again. Ms. Ludwig is a most proficient author and the inspiration shows up in her writing. I will be reading more of her books.
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“I don’t even know how to express the way this book moved me. It is the most inspiring tale I have ever read. It sends you back in time so far that you feel like you are present and walking amongst the Bowen, Ruthanne, Dolly, Ross, Whit….oh I could just go on! I am amazed by the detail and the story of how the West was, what they went thru, how they lived….I shared small details as I read with my husband, a Tucson native, and he told me about Fort Lowell just before I read which Fort. I was shocked about the accuracy and beauty of the words. Time stood still as I read. I was amazed by the detail and how she brought me to love the desert. This book actually helps you see the beauty that we live in here in Tucson. The beauty and the awe I took for granted. This book is the perfect Memorial day read. The Soliders and their duty back then. I feel awe struck and amazed at the way God’s love and direction is real as can be. Ashley Ludwig has a amazing talent and I truly look forward to her next book. Until then I will read this book over and over. It is precious and very hard to put down!” — Michelle Wik, Tucson, AZ
“Reading a novel by Ashley Ludwig is a delicious treat. Her characters and scenery come alive to feel like long lost friends. This book is a must-read for my book club!” — Kay Rather, Tucson, AZ
“I was on pins and needles waiting to see what would happen with RuthAnne and Bowen. Great story! Very suspenseful ending.” — Denise Harmer, Fallbrook, CA
“I would recommend All or Nothing to lovers of historical romance and inspirational fiction alike… [All or Nothing] has a great story line…that will appeal to a wide variety of readers.” — Robina Shultz, Golder Ranch, AZ
“All or Nothing has rich characters, vivid historical detail, and an intriguing mystery! All in all, a fun and exciting read.” — Suzanne Radcliff, Tucson, AZ
“Ashley Ludwig has a rich writing style, and a lovely tone. Readers will fall in love with the characters and setting, alike.” — Paige Day, Tucson, AZ
“Watch for cactus thorns, Ashley Ludwig masterfully paints the Arizona desert with such passion, you’ll feel the heat.” — Dan Harmer, first time romance novel reader, Fallbrook, CA
“Ludwig’s description of 1800’s Arizona captured my imagination in a romantic story that, amid the cactus and coyote, slowly warms like the sun rising over the morning desert.” Beverly Nault, Temecula, CA”
“I connected with so many of the strong, feminine and real characters in All or Nothing. Thinking about them now, I want to read the story all over again.” –Wendy Nield, LA, CA