Sandra Dallas
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Sandra Dallas

Prize-winning author Sandra Dallas was dubbed "a quintessential American voice" by Jane Smiley, in Vogue Magazine. Sandra's novels with their themes of loyalty, friendship, and human dignity have been translated into a dozen foreign languages and have been optioned for films.

A journalism graduate of the University of Denver, Sandra began her writing career as a reporter with Business Week. A staff member for twenty-five years (and the magazine's first female bureau chief,) she covered the Rocky Mountain region, writing about everything from penny-stock scandals to hard-rock mining, western energy development to contemporary polygamy. Many of her experiences have been incorporated into her novels.

While a reporter, she began writing the first of ten nonfiction books. They include Sacred Paint, which won the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Wrangler Award, and The Quilt That Walked to Golden, recipient of the Independent Publishers Assn. Benjamin Franklin Award.

Turning to fiction in 1990, Sandra has published nine novels, including Whiter Than Snow, and the New York Times best seller Prayers for Sale. Sandra is the recipient of the Women Writing the West Willa Award for New Mercies, and two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award, for The Chili Queen and Tallgrass. In addition, she was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Assn. Award, and a four-time finalist for the Women Writing the West Willa Award.

The mother of two daughters--Dana is an attorney in New Orleans and Povy is a photographer in Golden, Colorado--Sandra lives in Denver with her husband, Bob.

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Best Sellers

    • The Patchwork Bride

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Ellen is putting the finishing touches on her granddaughter June's wedding quilt - made from scraps of old dresses, both remembered and forgotten - when June breaks off her engagement....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet story.

    • By CC Healey on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Last Midwife

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    Gracy Brookens has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands of babies in her lifetime....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Surprise

    • By H1RolleR on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Persian Pickle Club

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    The best-selling author of Alice’s Tulips and other popular novels, Sandra Dallas exhibits a well-honedtalent for evoking the past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Persian Pickle: Good Historical Fiction Read

    • By Esther on 12-12-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Tallgrass

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 363

    During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Little gem

    • By Maria Adkins on 10-08-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Alice's Tulips

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    When Alice Bullock's husband joins the Union Army, the young quilting enthusiast is left to deal with an Iowa farm and an imposing mother-in-law....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Our favorite yet from Sandra Dallas!

    • By Damon on 02-08-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Prayers for Sale

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 403
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    Sandra Dallas has created an unforgettable tale of a friendship between two women, one with surprising twists and turns, one that is ultimately a revelation of the finest parts of the human spirit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Kathy on 05-03-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Diary of Mattie Spenser

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    No one is more surprised than Mattie Spenser herself when Luke Spenser, considered the great catch of their small Iowa town, asks her to marry him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book. Liked the lessons learned.

    • By Shelly on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Bride’s House

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    The New York Times best-selling author of Whiter Than Snow, Sandra Dallas delivers a novel about the secrets and passions of three generations of women who live in a Victorian Colorado house....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another story of courage

    • By Vi on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • True Sisters

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    True Sisters follows four women who pin their hopes for the future on a plan devised by Brigham Young to bring emigrants to Salt Lake City....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Moving True to History Story

    • By Karen on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Quilt Walk

    • By: Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    It is 1863 and Emily Blue Hatchett has been told by her father that, come spring, their family will leave their farm, family and friends in Illinois and travel the Overland Trail to a new home in Colorado....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    • By busymomof5 on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $14.95

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