Friday, August 3, 2012

Book Review Friday

Hi everyone! For today's book review, I will tell you about Cowgirl Trail by Susan Paige Davis. Here's what it says on the back cover to give you an idea about what it is about: "Cowgil 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?"

Okay, here is what I thought about it: Maggie returns to her family's ranch, the Rocking P, after her mother's death to find her father's health failing. The cowboys there are threatening to strike, including her childhood crush, Alex. She decides she must take everything into her own hands and gathers her female friends to help her do the men's job on their own. The women take the cattle on their own and head out on the Cowgirl Trail.I thought that while this book had a lot of potential for being a great read, at times it was a little bit boring. I enjoyed other moments, but at other times it seemed to drag on. I liked all of the characters, and most were well-written. I would have liked a little more contact between the two main characters, Alex and Maggie. It seemed like most of the time they were apart from each other. I liked the idea of strong females taking matters into their own hands and doing men's jobs like herding the cattle all on their own. I did enjoy this book, but it dragged on in parts.
It can stand alone, but it is also part of the Texas Trail Series. I have not read the whole series; only this book and End of the Trail. I liked End of the Trail better, but Cowgirl Trail was an okay read.
I was given a copy of this book by Moody, the publishers, in exchange for my honest opinion in a review.

So, would you read this? Does it look interesting to you? What are you reading right now?


  1. Thank you for this post! I've seen this book before and thought about reading it, but I had been worried it might be boring. Now that I know more about it, I probably will try to read it, but only after I've read a couple others that I've been looking forward to.
    I also think it's interesting that the series is about several generations in a family. I wonder if the dead mom and the sick father in this book are the main characters from the one before... Do you know?

    1. I'm sorry, Cortney, but I don't know. I will have to read more of these series.

  2. Hello! I found your blog through NextGen Writers and I was really excited to see that you posted about musical theater. In addition to writing, I love all things Broadway! :)

    Cowgirl Trail looks interesting. I'm currently reading the River of Time series by Lisa T Bergren. It's really great!

    Here's my blog, where I blog about life and writing, if you'd like to check it out:

    1. Hello, Jill! Thanks for stopping by! And you're just like me, because, I love writing and all things Broadway too :D I loved the River of Times series...they are possibly my favorite series ever! I will check your blog out. I hope you look at my blog again another time!

  3. Cool! I've never read it, but I do like to read Western books from this time period sometimes.


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