embrace the wind

EMBRACE THE WIND, an Historical Novel of the American West: Aislynn's Story- Book II, the Sequel


What is the cost of living life on your own terms? For a young woman on the American Frontier, the price can be high.

Aislynn Maher trusted the wrong man. To conceal her disgrace, she abandons her job, her home, her family and friends. She turns to the raw, contentious US marshal of the Wyoming Territory, Orrin Sage, who is hiding a guilty secret of his own.
Setting out alone, Aislynn brings her optimism and determination to Cheyenne. But in this rough town, with its prejudice, violence and lawlessness, it’s not just difficult to do what you believe is right─ it's potentially deadly.This unlikely love story details real triumphs and tragedies from frontier women’s letters, diaries and newspapers of the day, and places Aislynn in the center of their history.  

Embrace the Wind illuminates an intimate picture of the American frontier; the story of the women who changed the West and helped forge the freedoms we enjoy today.


Embrace the Wind is a unique love story that provides an intimate window into the vital role women played in settling the American West. Susan Denning deftly highlights political and social issues of the 1870s that resonate loudly in our nation today. Amy Goodman, award winning syndicated journalist, columnist and author.

Embrace the Wind is a thrilling ride through the Wyoming Territory circa 1870, some 20 years before statehood. Our 20-year-old heroine, Aislynn Maher, has much matured since we first met her in Far Away Home, and like her new environs, struggles for stability in an era of unsettled and unpredictable gender and race issues.Her most reliable weapons are feminist determination and pioneer grit — two strengths that mesh well with the historic milestones that Susan Denning has so skillfully woven into her story — most notably Wyoming’s passage of women’s suffrage legislation in 1869, the first in our young nation. You have to hold on to the reins until the end in this one, and there’s no slowing down along the way. Carol McC. Booker, attorney/journalist, co-author with Simeon Booker, Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement.

Embrace the Wind  – the sequel to Far Away Home has been five years in the writing and in my opinion Embrace the Wind was worth the wait. It is not often that a sequel surpasses an original book, but I think Ms. Denning might have managed this feat with her latest book. For lovers of well constructed stories of the pioneering days of early America this is the book for you. The author has taken the historical facts of the period and wrapped them around a story to hold your attention from the first to the last page. Geoff Woodland, author of Triangle Trade and Ice King.

Embrace the Wind -For as much as I loved Susan Denning's first book, Far Away Home, her sequel topped all expectations. Both in terms of story and in the complexity of her craft. We once again meet Aislynn, who's become one of my favorite heroines, as she brings that vulnerable sense of independence we fell in love with to even more personally and socially dangerous territory. Another great read from Denning, who is acutely aware of how relevant her heroine's journey is to today's struggles for equality and assimilation for women, American Indians. A great read for those who want to be entertained as well as gain perspective on surprisingly contemporary concerns. And I would hope Mrs. Denning is working on her third book. Sebastian Tudores Director/ Writer.

In her latest book, Embrace the Wind, Ms. Denning offers a vivid taste of history, seasoned with a spicy mix of characters. Brenda B Dawson, author of A Season of Magenta, Regrets, Indian Blanket and other novels including the Scott's series.

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