Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series "Texas Trails" book #2 Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis

I received this book from author as a little thank you and was excited to read about the Morgan family.  Thanks.

This is the story of a young girl captured by indians and kept captive for many years, she went through a lot of heartache before she was able to escape wanting to find her white family.
She grew to love the indian family but always kept alive a yearning to return to her life as it had been.
There were so many things that had to be relearned after she was found along the road by a stagecoach driver who had nuns as passengers.  The nuns had much compassion for the young girl and took her with them to heal her body and soul.
It was quite a journey to find her white family and I know you will enjoy reading this story as much as I did.
I now want to find the rest of this series and learn more about the Morgan family and "The rest of the story".

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Gabriel's BrideGabriel's Bride by Amy Lillard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gabriel's Bride is a Clover Ridge Novel by Amy Lillard

I enjoyed this book and its characters so much that I finished it in couple days, staying up late at night reading.
Gabriel lost his wife of many years and has 6 children to raise, it is so hard being both mom and dad.  There are inside cores and outside chores .  Many of the chores around the house fell to his only daughter Mary Elizabeth.  one son had downs syndrome and needed special care also.    Mary nearing her running around years was so tired of working dawn to dusk and missing out on fun so she left a note and left the community.  Gabriel is devastated to find her gone in the early morning but knew there was no time for tears...much work needed done and the children needed breakfast.

When one of the ministers told him of a death in the community that he needed to attend with him, he was surprised but went because it was the right thing to do.
He met a young woman, who was the neice of the woman that died, on this trip and his life would never be the same.
Gabriel is a widower needing a wife and Rachel is about to lose her home and her goats if she must leave and go to Ohio where there is distant family.
I read of lonliness,fatigue,depression and on the flip side of that -love of the lands -the goats- the man that Rachel has just met and cannot seem to forget. the giant of a man with a gruff voice at the funeral.
you must read this wonderful story and then you will probably do as I have and search for the rest of the Clover Ridge stories.

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