100 Years of Brotherly Love


100 YEARS OF BROTHERLY LOVE

 

It didn’t begin that morning when Trick’s mother found them standing in her kitchen, one with his daddy’s big knife in his hand, all three with bloody hands. It wouldn’t end, even when her panic over the boys’ blood oath finally faded.

It had begun nearly 100 years earlier. It would last their lifetimes and beyond, this brotherhood of theirs.

Trick Raines would grow into a rancher; his cousin, Blade Long Knife, a veterinarian and hereditary chief of his tribe.

The third, Chase Adams, a half-blood Apache would become a famous attorney.

Follow the threesome as they relive their pasts, learn to live with their demons, and become men that their women can trust.

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Reviews

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Karen Doering “Parent’s Little Black Book” reviewed 100 Years Of Brotherly Love
1 of 1 people found the following helpful
 100 Years of Brotherly Love by Linda Rae Blair April 6, 2012
A young biographer has been offered the opportunity of a life time. She has been chosen to write the biography of a man whose wealth and reputation are the focus of media attacks and gossip magazines. Not sure why she has been chosen over more experience biographers with well-known reputations she takes the job. A job that will pull her deeper into the family than she has ever expected.

Arriving at the home of her new employer, notes and background information in hand, she is ready to cajole, probe and trick (if she has to) all his secrets from him. Deep in the ranch lands of Arizona she expects to find a hard boiled rancher, businessman and former politician. What she finds instead is a warm, complex man with a story of three generations of New Mexico ranchers. From his great-grandfather’s time with the Pony Express and first founding of the ranch and dynasty, to the current generation patriarch, he takes her through a sweeping history of Arizona and its founding families.

But this story is more a story of enduring friendships. Friendships that pass through three generations of men. Each bound to one another through ties of family, the land and male bonding. For 100 years these three families have worked, lived, played and suffered heartbreak and loss together. They have become more brothers than friends.

This is not a western. It’s not about cowboys or cowgirls. It is about family and what makes the ties that binds us together as people.

Well written with interesting characters and a story that is as compelling as it is complex “100 Years of Brotherly Love” will keep you turning the pages quickly. This is definitely a book that men will enjoy but women will like it too. The main protagonists throughout are mainly men. But the women that are part of the story are as strong and intelligent as the men.

I really liked this book and will be reading more from this author.

Karen Bryant Doering,
Parent’s Little Black Book


Robert Davidson reviewed 100 Years of Brotherly Love
2 of 2 people found the following helpful
 Grey Eyes and long black hair August 30, 2011
Once I started, I couldnt put the book down. The writer takes a unique postion in the book itself by telling the story as a biographer of a seedy yet wealthy character living in New Mexico. She is able to take you places with minimalistic scenic discriptions that let the mind’s eye fill in the blanks with scenic vistas. Her dialogue is thoughtful as she tells a beutiful story of endurance for several generations. The writer continues to impress me with her ability to transport the reader to different places and times in the telling of the story. In the end, it fits together like a tight fitted jigsaw puzzle. I am looking forward to more books by this writer.

2 thoughts on “100 Years of Brotherly Love

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon
    Grey Eyes and long black hair, August 30, 2011
    By Robert Davidson (Florida)
    This review is from: 100 Years of Brotherly Love (Kindle Edition)

    Once I started, I couldnt put the book down. The writer takes a unique postion in the book itself by telling the story as a biographer of a seedy yet wealthy character living in New Mexico. She is able to take you places with minimalistic scenic discriptions that let the mind’s eye fill in the blanks with scenic vistas. Her dialogue is thoughtful as she tells a beutiful story of endurance for several generations. The writer continues to impress me with her ability to transport the reader to different places and times in the telling of the story. In the end, it fits together like a tight fitted jigsaw puzzle. I am looking forward to more books by this writer.

  2. From Jerry Cass, listed in Acknowledgments in “100 Years of Brotherly Love”

    …enjoyed the “real men vs. heroes” (blog)…also wish more people would read the western novel…it was fantastic!

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