Sunday, December 30, 2012

Review:Captive Trail(Texas Trail Series) by: Susan Page Davis

ISBN: 978-0-8024-0584-5

About the Book:
The Captive Trail is second in a six-book series about four generations of the Morgan family living, fighting, and thriving amidst a turbulent Texas history spanning from 1845 to 1896.  Although a series, each book can be read on its own.
Taabe Waipu has run away from her Comanche village and is fleeing south in Texas on a horse she stole from a dowry left outside her family's teepee.  The horse has an accident and she is left on foot, injured and exhausted.  She staggers onto a road near Fort Chadbourne and collapses.
On one of the first runs through Texas, Butterfield Overland Mail Company driver Ned Bright carries two Ursuline nuns returning to their mission station.  They come across a woman who is nearly dead from exposure and dehydration and take her to the mission.
With some detective work, Ned discovers Taabe Waipu identity. He plans to unite her with her family, but the Comanche have other ideas, and the two end up defending the mission station. Through Taabe and Ned we learn the true meaning of healing and restoration amid seemingly powerless situations.

About the Author:
SUSAN PAGE DAVIS is an award winning author who has published more than thirty novels in the historical romance, suspense, mystery, and romance genres. She's a past winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the Year Contest and a two time winner of the Inspirational Readers' Choice Contest. Susan is a longtime homeschooler and former school teacher. A Maine native, she now resides in Kentucky with her husband Jim. They have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. Visit Susan at her website: www.susanpagedavis.com.


My Review:
 The second book in the Texas Trails series finds us two years later and we come across a young girl that was crying outside of her teepee. A Comanche comes to her and speaks in her native tongue to the young girl. The young girl doesn't understand why she was reprimanded by her Indian caregiver. Then after she is instructed as to why she was punished she feels that this is a life she could never become a part of. So after much thought she decides to live the village on a quest to find her birth family.
 Meanwhile, Ned Bright is a stagecoach driver and he picking up a group of nuns to take them to the mission. Upon their departure, they come across something in the road that turns out to be the young girl in the beginning of the book. So the nuns convince Ned to let the young girl ride the stagecoach with them to the mission. He is freaking out just a small smidgeon because he is convinced they will be attacked by Indians because they have this girl in their possession. 
  After waking up at the mission the young girl finds she is some place new. And after awhile there, the nuns begin to nurse her back to health and take care of her eventually being taught how to speak and write in English. Who is this girl that has wondered into the life of Ned Bright? Where did she come from and why did she speak and dress like a young Indian girl? Is she really the long, lost, kidnapped daughter of the Morgan family?
 This a link to the book I reviewed here.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me for free through the MP Newsroom Blogger Program for my honest review.