Sunday, July 31
Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis (Texas Trails Book Two)
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.
Title: Captive Trail
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Pub Date: 08/01/2011
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.