Susan Page Davis has written an exciting fast-paced story that really kept me interested. Tom Barkley is a scout assigned by Major Travis to escort his daughter Amy to Fort Laramie away from possible Indian attack. They meet danger when a vengeful Frenchman tried to kidnap Amy as ransom for his imprisoned brother. The author did a wonderful job describing the trail and the horses' movements and behavior. Also, Tom and Amy's desperate ride to get away from the bad guys was very tense and riveting. The romance was sweet and not rushed. I highly recommend this book especially if you love horses or enjoy riding horses. The next in the series is Oregon Escort, and then Wyoming Hoofbeats.
This is a clean, Christian romance. What an adventure! This book moves quickly and once the danger starts it just keeps coming. Christianity is portrayed and not preached. The characters are well drawn and become real in your mind. Conversation is smooth and natural and the scenes are clearly depicted and vivid in the mind. It is well edited and free of major logistical flaws. The story is complete without hooks or cliffhangers and has a satisfying ending. Are you in the mood for action, adventure, danger and romance in a western setting? If so this is a very good choice and can easily be read in an afternoon.
I chose my 5star rating do to the fact I have never read any books by this author. She kept you in suspense constantly and never a dull moment. Between the scout Tom Barkley and the other two scouts that went along to bring the colonel daughter back to safety experienced a lot of expertise between watching out for Indians who became on the war path and the murders that were following them to take Amy for hostage to get there brother back from imprisonment. I left a lot out and more exciting to come your way. I hope you like this book as much as I did. Happy Reading.
Sweet story about a competent but quiet Army scout who is charged with taking the Major's daughter to safety at a neighboring fort. Their trip is fraught with danger by way of Indians, hoodlums, storms, kidnapping and gunfire. Through it all the scout and the daughter learn to trust each other and God. I loved this book so much I read it twice after the first reading!