Escaping her father's killer, Aleksandra rode the Pony Express—full speed into the middle of the Indian Paiute War.
She didn't expect to become a target…
but she is one now.
Aleksandra is alone and running to prevent her father’s killer from discovering their family secret. Disguised as a Pony Express rider in 1860’s Utah, she winds up in even deeper trouble when she rides full speed into the the Paiute Indian War. Can she and Xavier, her Californio boss, escape the Indians on the warpath, as well as evade the man who's already killed Aleksandra's father—and set his sights on her?
AWARDS FOR THIS DEBUT NOVEL:
Finalist 2013 RWNZ Great Beginnings; Winner 2014 RWNZ Pacific Hearts Award; Winner 2015 RWNZ Koru Award for Best First Novel plus third in Koru Long Novel section; and finalist in the 2015 Best Indie Book Award.
REVIEWS FOR A Long Trail Rolling
“vivid, light and fast-paced...it will appeal in particular to anyone interested in American... history, and in general to those looking for a ripping good read...meticulously researched and...the author knows her subject. She also clearly knows about horses, which she would as she trained as an equine vet at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. I’m looking forward to reading The Hills of Gold Unchanging, the next volume in the Aleksandra and Xavier saga”
–Deborah Challinor, number one bestselling author and historian
“The mystery, adventure, and danger of life in Utah in the 1860s is beautifully described…an authentic, emotional story of one woman’s fight for survival in an unforgiving landscape. I couldn’t put Lizzi Tremayne’s book down.”
–Leeanna Morgan, USA Today bestselling author
“An impressive debut from a New Zealand (ex-American) author…a romance, a western, and an adventure story, all rolled up into a compelling read…I devoured this one and am hungry for more.”
AUDIENCE AND FEATURES:
A historical romantic thriller saga of the Old West with a multicultural cast of those who make up America, it would interest readers who enjoy sagas, horses, American Indians, immigrants, and the Pony Express. It features a capable heroine, subtle use of everyday historical detail, period veterinary treatment and frontier-pushing characters. It compares to the work of Phillipa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon and Jean Auel, plus a little Laura Ingalls Wilder.
This novel is the first in The Long Trails Series of historical romantic thriller sagas following Aleksandra and Xavier from the wilderness of 1860 Utah to Colonial New Zealand.
The series continues with The Hills of Gold Unchanging (Feb 2017). The third, A Sea of Green Unfolding, will follow (May 2017) and the fourth book, Tatiana, to follow in August 2017. They are factual fiction stories, rich in historical detail, following the escapades of Aleksandra and Xavier as they travel through the1860's. The series features 1860's Utah desert, the Pony Express, the Virginia City Comstock Lode and California Malakoff Diggins. The third details history of Redwood City and La Honda, CA and 1863 New Zealand, at the start of the Waikato Wars, and the fourth is a side-story of one of my heroines, hailing from Russia.
Lizzi grew up riding wild in the Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods, became an equine veterinarian at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, practiced in the California Pony Express and Gold Country before emigrating to New Zealand. When not writing, she's swinging a rapier or shooting a bow in medieval garb, riding, driving a carriage or playing on her farm, singing, or working as an equine veterinarian or science teacher. She is multiply published and awarded in special interest magazines and veterinary periodicals.