Friday, August 23, 2013

Review: A Ranger's Trail by:Darlene Franklin

A Ranger's Trail (Texas Trails #4)
About the Book:
This is the fourth book 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.

In 1875 Buck Morgan rode into Mason County with the Texas Rangers to quell the violence stirred up by the actions a vigilantly mob. The Hoo Doo (or bad luck) War erupted as suspected cattle rustlers were murdered by an angry mob.  Former ranger, Scott Cooley, gathers a gang to seek vengeance for the murders.

Suspected of cattle rustling, Leta Derrick's husband was murdered by the mob a year earlier. Now she is siding with the rogue ranger, Scott Cooley and refuses to help Buck Morgan stem the tide of violence.

Will their actions fuel the fire of vengeance? Or will Buck and Leta strike an accord that leads to more than just peace?

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About the Author:
Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin lives in cowboy country—Oklahoma and loves writing about the American West. Oklahoma also has the benefit of being the home to her son, his wife, and their four beautiful children. Darlene loves music, needlework, reading and reality TV. Talia, a Lynx point Siamese cat, proudly claims Darlene as her person. Darlene is the author of seventeen contracted books and novellas, as well as several hundred short pieces. Two of her books have finaled in ACFW’s Book of the Year (now the Carol award) contest: her novella, Dressed in Scarlet, and her cozy mystery, A String of Murders.

My Review:
 Leta and her husband  Derrick are talking about what they are going to get their son and Leta's brother for Christmas. As they are talking over the plans for the new baby, they are interrupted by yelling and the sounds of horses. As threats  come up from outside, Derrick leaves the safety of his home and his family. Leta and her son watch as her Derrick is hung in the front yard.

 Buck was coming home with what he thought was good news. As he gets home, he's happy to tell his family that he is the new ranger of Mason County. But they see this as good.

 Leta has been struggling with the death of her husband and infant, the last thing she wants is a ranger at her house. When Buck comes in, he's staring down the end of a double barrel. After letting her know he was just here for the story, she starts calming down. As she tells him, he understands that this was a murder and this man was wrongly killed. Will he be able to bring this mans death to justice? Or is death going to be in vain?

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from MP Newsroom.