Monday, November 30, 2009

Saint's Roost, by Terry Burns

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Saint's Roost

Sundowners (September 20, 2009)


Terry Burns

Today’s book is a special treat for all you western fans (like me). But even if westerns are not your usual cup of tea, I urge you to follow the link at the bottom of the review and read the first chapter excerpt for free. I guarantee that you will be as hooked as I was. I know I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Saint's Roost by Terry Burns is simply one of the best books I’ve read all year.


Terry has over 30 books in print, including work in a dozen short story collections and four non-fiction books plus numerous articles and short stories.

His last book Beyond the Smoke is a 2009 winner of the Will Rogers Medallion for best youth fiction and a nominee for the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. He has a three book Mysterious Ways series out from David C Cook, and Trails of the Dime Novel from Echelon Press.

A graduate of West Texas State he did post graduate work at Southern Methodist University. Terry plans to continue writing inspirational fiction as well as working as an agent for Hartline Literary Agency. Terry is a native Texan Living in Amarillo, Texas with his lovely wife Saundra.


Terry Burns has written a novel rich in Texan drawl and old western authenticity.

Saint’s Roost opens with a determined couple leaving a wagon train to set off on their own, only to be set upon by savages. Patrick, an eager evangelizing preacher, steps out to share the Good Book with the savages and meets an untimely demise, leaving his wife, Janie, alone on a trail to nowhere with no one to help her survive.

She makes her way across the frontier determined to follow her husband’s calling, but she doesn’t know where to begin, or even how to take care of herself. When her travels bring her into the lives of two cowhands, an ex-prostitute, a young boy and his drunken grandfather, and towns filled with cowboys waiting to be saved, she discovers there’s more than one way to spread God’s word.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Saint's Roost, go HERE


Rulan said...

I love westerns and you've got me wishing I could read it. I hope my review copy gets here.

David Meigs said...

This was the first book I've read of Terry's. Wowzers, I can't say enough good about it. Maybe I should write about it in my column next month??? Hmm...

Rulan said...

That sounds like a wonderful idea. :-)

Terry Burns said...

Thanks for the kind words, David, I would indeed love to have you mention it in your column