Mar 3, 2012

Cowgirl Trail by Susan Page Davis

Cowgirl 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 book can be read on its own.

In 1884 Maggie Porter returns to the Rocking P Ranch. The sanatorium was not able to save her mother and now her father's health is failing. When the cowboys walk off the job leaving no one to drive the cattle to market, head ranch hand, Alex Bright, cannot convince the men to stay. How could Alex let this happen?

Maggie is desperate to save the ranch and she turns to the town's women for help. The new cowgirls must herd, rope, and drive the cattle to market. With only two days left, outlaws charge the small band of cowgirls in an effort to start a stampede. The cattle begin to scatter. Will they lose everything? Where will their help come from?

ISBN: 978-0-8024-0586-9
Publish date: April 2012, Moody Publishers

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.

Historical novels about life in the wild west have always fascinated me. The Texas Trails series had me hooked from the first book, and Cowgirl Trail is probably my favourite so far.

Life was hard enough to deal with for men in those days, and women were often pampered and protected from the harsh realities that their male counterparts faced. In this story, the women took on nontraditional roles and out of necessity herded a large group of cattle across country by themselves. Hardship on the open trail is no respecter of gender, and these feisty cowgirls had their work cut out for them.

Resilient, hard working, and determined to save her family ranch from foreclosure, Maggie led a small group of her closest friends and neighbours to do the next to impossible. This is a truly enjoyable story filled with danger, trials and a touch of romance too.

There is only one more book left in this series, and I can't help but wonder what these great authors will come up with next!

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Moody Publishers, in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Janet,

    Thanks for the nice review of Cowgirl Trail. I love Sue's books.

    You might like to know that I just turned in the final edits on End of the Trail yesterday. It's the final book in the Texas Trails series and it releases June 1st. Here's a blurb:

    He won a ranch in a card game. She claims the ranch is her inheritance. And neither is budging an inch.

    Vickie McDonough

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