Sunday, November 18, 2012

Captive Trail :: Book Review

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:

My Review:
I read this book out of order as well as the last one I reviewed. :(  You can read my review of book #3 for this series here.  I can't wait to read the 1st book in this series and all the other ones.

Captive Trail is about a young girl, Tabbe who was captured by Indians (the Comanche's).  When she got older she was going to be forced to marry one of their leaders, a man who enjoyed raiding and stealing. When the time grew near and she had an opportunity she stole the fastest horse and escaped.  

During Taabe's escape her horse stumbled and threw her off injuring her quite a bit making it hard for her to travel at all.  Some of the men in the near town found her laying almost unconscious on the road and brought her to the Sister's house for care.  They were able to clean her up and treat her wounds but since she was captured so young she had forgotten her family and their language, so it seemed impossible for them to find out who her family was.  

Ned, one of the men who found her, was determined to find her family and bring her back to them.  Finally through Taabe learning how to communicate while under the Sister's care she was able to remember a few things and Ned was able to find her family.  When he was going to bring the good news to her he finds the Sister's house under attack by the Comanches (trying to get Taabe back).  Between the Sisters, Taabe, and the men with Ned they were able to defeat the Comanches and he was able to bring Taabe home to her family.  The story ends with a visit from Ned to Taabe (her real name was Billie).

This book was a fantastic read and I'm keeping it to read again! :) I love historical fiction and this one was no exception.  The author did a really great job at capturing you into the book, it was so hard to put down.  I'm pretty sure I read it in just a day or two. :)

I see that this book can be ordered on Amazon for as little as $0.99 for a Kindle Edition. :)

*I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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1 comment:

Ashley said...

Great book!!:)

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