Jul 31, 2011

Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis (Texas Trails Book Two)

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.

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.

Title: Captive Trail
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Pub Date: 08/01/2011
ISBN: 9780802405845

The continuing saga of the Morgan family begins with Taabe Waipu fleeing the Comanche village where she has been held captive for many years. She can't speak any English and she has only vague memories of her birth family.

Taabe is later discovered unconscious on the side of the road.  Beaten, bloody and unable to communicate with her rescuers, she is taken in by a group of Catholic sisters who are starting up a mission nearby.

This story is about Taabe's journey to find healing from her emotional and physical wounds, to learn how to communicate with her new friends, and to eventually find her roots.

This second book in the Texas Trails series was another great story, and I can't wait to find out what happens in the next one.

Disclosure: I reviewed this electronic galley through Net Galley, courtesy of the publisher Moody Publishers. I was not compensated for my thoughts.

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