Monday, September 3, 2012

Book Review Monday

I finished reading the book Lone Star Trail by Darlene Franklin a while ago and, like the other books in the Texas Trails series, I enjoyed it.

Here is a book description from the publisher: "The six-book series about four generations of the Morgan family living, fighting, and thriving amidst a turbulent Texas history spanning from 1845 to 1896 begins with Lone Star Trail. Although a series, each book can be read on its own.

Judson "Jud" Morgan's father died for Texas' freedom during the war for independence. So when the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas (the Verein) attempts to colonize a New Germany in his country, he takes a stand against them.

After Wande Fleischers' fiancé marries someone else, the young fraulein determines to make a new life for herself in Texas. With the help of Jud's sister Marion, Wande learns English and becomes a trusted friend to the entire Morgan family.

As much as Jud dislikes the immigrant invasion, he can't help admiring Wande's character. She is sweet and cheerful as she serves the Lord and all those around her. Can the rancher put aside his prejudice to forge a new future? Through Jud and Wande, we learn the powerful lessons of forgiveness and reconciliation among a diverse community of believers."

While this book was a fun read, I do not like it quite as much as other books in this series. It was still good, just not my favorite, for reasons I am not sure of. I liked Wande, a young German immigrant, whose fiance abandons her in America by marrying another woman. Jud was also an interesting character, who is against everything German and yet likes Wande. I would recommend this book, it just is not my favorite of the whole series.


  1. This book sounds interesting. I will have to read this series sometime when I get a chance.

  2. This book does sound interesting, and I like the fact that it is a series but you can read them in any order, sometimes the library doesn't have all the books at once.

    1. Yeah, my library didn't even have the second book in this series! Ugh! Don't get me started on it...


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