The Ryder Series

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

Along Shadowed Trails Publisher's Summary

Joshua Ryder is eight when his mother is murdered. An old cowboy becomes the father he has never had and, when he is dying, asks Josh, now 18, to leave the ranch with their neighbor, Miguel, and get some experience working for another outfit. Riding Shadow, the buckskin he's raised from a colt, Josh comes to the Rawlins' ranch and hires on to help drive a herd of longhorns to Kansas. Martha Rawlins, the widowed ranch owner, and her children accompany the herd, and she teaches Josh to read and write while on the trail. He becomes friends with the Rawlins' son, falls in love with the older daughter, and adores her little sister, Kit. Another tragedy again changes the course of Josh's life, and he heads back to Texas to hunt down the man who murdered his mother.

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  • Book 1

    • Along Shadowed Trails

    • The Ryder Series, Book 1
    • By: Eunice Boeve
    • Narrated by: Mara Lynne Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Joshua Ryder is eight when his mother is murdered. An old cowboy becomes the father he has never had and, when he is dying, asks Josh, now 18, to leave the ranch with their neighbor, Miguel, and get some experience working for another outfit. Riding Shadow, the buckskin he's raised from a colt, Josh comes to the Rawlins' ranch and hires on to help drive a herd of longhorns to Kansas.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By Daniel Carter on 09-24-17

    Regular price: $6.99

  • Book 2

    • Along Winding Trails

    • The Ryder Series, 2
    • By: Eunice Boeve
    • Narrated by: Mara Lynne Thomas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Joshua Ryder, ashamed of being an outlaw's son and convinced he carries bad blood, leaves Texas in the spring of 1876 with a trail herd of longhorns bound for Montana. The following spring, he heads west with plans to settle near the Pacific Ocean and live in solitude with just his books and his horses for company. But a Nez Perce woman and her baby change his plans, and he ends up in Virginia City, Montana.

    Regular price: $6.99