Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Review Monday

A couple of days ago I finished reading Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis. It is part of the Texas Trails series.
Here is what the book's about:

"The Captive 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 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 Taabe who is nearly dead from exposure and dehydration and take her to the mission.

With some detective work, Ned discovers Taabe Waipu's identity. He plans to unite her with her family, but the Comanche have other ideas. Through Taabe and Ned we learn the true meaning of healing and restoration amid seemingly powerless situations."  (From the publisher)

Here is what I thought: Taabe, whose real name is Billie, was stolen from her family at a young age. She was taken to an Indian village and kept there. Finally, Taabe escapes when she is around twenty years old. She no longer knows any English and barely remembers anything about her family. She is saved by a man named Ned Bright and taken to live with some nuns. Ned is a stagecoach driver and he visits Taabe every time he can. She begins to learn English, but her family is nowhere to be found. Danger arises when an Indian who wanted to marry Taabe comes hunting for her. I loved this whole book! It was my favorite in this series. I must have saved the best for last.


  1. This book does sound interesting. I'll have to read this series.

  2. Cool! This sounds like an interesting book.

  3. This book sounds like a can't put it down and stop reading book. You make it sound very interesting in YOUR review. Thanks, I look forward to reading it.


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