Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Captive Trail

Captive Trail 

The Texas Trail Series #2 

Paperback – ebook

September 1, 2011

by Susan Page Davis

  • 304 pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publisher
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802405845

A girl has become a woman while in captivity
A stagecoach driver longs to take her home to the home she barely remembers.
Taabe Waipu flees her Comanche village.  Somewhere in southern Texas her real family lives in the white world. For years she’s struggled to keep the memories from fading.
Butterfield Overland Mail Company driver Ned Bright finds a woman, exhausted and injured, lying in the road. He takes her to a mission run by Ursuline nuns.
With hard work, Ned discovers Taabe Waipu’s identity. He plans to unite her with her family, but the Comanche have other ideas.
Doubt meets hope, and fear gives way to faith in the Morgan family.
The Captive Trail is part of 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.
My thoughts: I think this is one of the best books in this series I've read.  The books are, in no particular order, Cowgirl Trail, The Long Trail Home, A Ranger's Trail, Lone Star Trail and The End of the Trail. I have read some of these but not all of them. They do all stand alone, as the ones I read were read out of order. 
I enjoyed getting to know Taabe and Ned and how Taabe became reintroduced to the world she'd been abducted from. I also enjoyed getting to understand her life with the Comanche Indians. 
This is an older book, but it is wonderfully written, engaging, and a book to read over and over. If you like historical fiction you will love CAPTIVE TRAIL. It is truly a good read. 
Recommended. 5 stars. 

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