Seven Ox Seven Part Two, Escondido Loosed

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Seven Ox Seven Part Two, Escondido Loosed

After the burning at the end of P. A. Ritzer’s Seven Ox Seven Part One, Escondido Bound, Luke, Elizabeth, and Tom face the crucial decision of whether to remain in or leave Escondido Canyon. In Volume One of Seven Ox Seven Part Two, Escondido Loosed, published on June 12, 2015, Ritzer returns to these characters moments later. He presents them still burdened with the necessity of choosing and then follows them into the choosing and its consequences. Staying, they are certain, would mean more of the unpredictable and often petty harassment that has proven dangerous and may yet prove fatal. Leaving could provide safety and relief but would require an abandonment to their tormentor of the fruits of their labors, of their plans and hopes, of what they have committed to. Could a sudden change in their circumstances relieve them of the need to decide whether to stay or leave? Could it signal the beginning of a new and better way? Or could it prove to be the agent that exposes fault lines in the foundation of their enterprise, the foundation of faith, integrity, loyalty, and sanity?

Seven Ox Seven: A Story of Some Ways in the West. Part One, Escondido Bound rose to Number One on for Historical Fiction and Western after it was selected for the Kindle Daily Deal on May 18, 2012. It was also chosen for the Kindle Big Deal, from August 9-23, 2012. It has been recognized by Writer’s Digest and honored with numerous awards, including the USA Book News National Best Books Award, two National Indie Excellence Awards, the IPPY Best Regional Fiction Bronze, and the Hollywood Book Festival Award. Seven souls risk everything on a life-changing gamble in Seven Ox Seven. The Stuart-Schurtz party venture into a strange land, seek a mysterious canyon (which may not exist), and face whatever the West Texas frontier of 1877 will throw at them. The age-old quest for home lies behind this radical disruption of their lives. P. A. Ritzer started work on the story in 1992. In 1995, he drove across the Great Plains into the legendary American West of Kansas and Texas. Over the years, Seven Ox Seven grew into a trilogy. Part one (Escondido Bound) was published in hardcover in 2007, in ebook in 2009, in paperback in 2011. Ritzer’s own western odyssey lends a certain authenticity to Seven Ox Seven. He knows the day-to-day journey into the unknown, the nights in darkened campsites, the concern about provisions, the seeking for that which may not be attained. He also brings to the story extensive research of primary and secondary sources and of the people and the land in which they live.

Cover and Author Photo at, click News, click Media Downloads. Seven Ox Seven Part Two, Escondido Loosed: Volume One will be available through online and brick-and-mortar bookstores or can be ordered from Seven Ox Press, P.O. Box 472467, Aurora, CO 80047-2467; telephone 720-207-2867, For more information visit

Title: Seven Ox Seven Part Two, Escondido Loosed: Volume One;   Auth: P. A. Ritzer;  Category: Fiction/Historical, Fiction/Westerns;  Size/Binding: 6 x 9 paperback;  Pages: 216;  ISBN: 978-1-933363-05-9 (paperback), Retail Price: $12.95; 978-1-933363-06-6 (ebook), Retail Price: $ 7.99;  Publication Date: June 12, 2015

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  1. Hello, My husband & I would like to know the name of the book following Escondido Loosed please! We need to see what happened to Tom,Luke & Elizabethand the children & of course Andy!

    We do not think HE is really a good man, he is a Wolf in Sheeps clothing! HE is up to no good with Charlotte & her husband too! I do not like Charlotte, too snoopy to suit me, just like my family that I grew up in!

    I want to know if my Library can get the next book? There has to be one out there somewhere!

    We really enjoyed the first book,but second one is very indepth and I do not think my husband will enjoy it as much.I for one can not wait to read third one now!!

    Thank you for sharing your books with us all !
    Joan Shadinger

    • Hello Joan, The book to follow Escondido Loosed has not yet been officially titled. Thank you for your interest in the story and characters. We changed distributors over the last year. That has set us back quite a while. Right now we are working on getting our ebooks back out there. Appreciate your prayers that we can overcome some challenges and get those out soon, so I can get back to the writing. We are most grateful that you enjoy the books and share your enjoyment with others. Wishing many blessings on you and yours.

      P. A. Ritzer

      • Hello,P.A. Ritzer,
        Harry &I were just thinking about you and how things are going with problems of finding new distributors for book. We are praying for you and hope to see new book/ s put out soon! We are always looking out for you!
        God bless Harry& Joan Shadinger – Penrose, Colorado,81240

        • Hello Joan and Harry, Thank you so much for your prayers. I am deeply grateful for your prayers. Due to many considerations, we are not able to give a date for the follow up to Seven Ox Seven Part Two, Escondido Loosed: Volume One.

  2. Seven Ox Seven……Great read all the way thru…Escondido Loosed not as good a read for me but would still like to find out what happens to these good people…..When will the next book be released and the name please ? Thank you, David Hanson.

  3. I, too would like to read a third volume and find out what happens to the “Seven Ox Seven”. Please let me know when the third volume is published.

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