"He writes like a seasoned novelist, with surprising plot twists and pure storytelling... Fine writing and precise description... Angel Fire leaves the reader feeling that one has literally climbed back from the pages into real life to reflect on the human condition. It doesn't happen very often. It happened with this nove."-USA today.
"Heart-wrenching... richly descriptive... Franscell has woven together the quiet impact of childhood in a small town and the complexities of adulthood." -- The Denver Post.
A heart wrenching story of love and loss and familial connection. The
drama sweeps across two lifetimes. From the simplicity of boyhood life in a small town to the incomprehensible horror of war and its lingering effects.
Twenty-four years after Daniel McLeod's death in Vietnam, a mysterious phone call draws his brother, Cassidy, back to their Wyoming hometown - and a harrowing reunion with the past. As his memories of pain and loss are reborn against the backdrop of the quiet, endless plains, Cassidy struggles to find redemption for his lost brother - and for himself.
With deceptive simplicity, Ron Franscell maps a journey of the soul from grief and loss to acceptance and remembrance in a story that weaves a tapestry of life's great tragedies and small miracles.