Sunday, March 4, 2012
Cowgirl Trail by Susan Page Davis
In 1884 Maggie Porter returns home after accompanying her mother to a sanatorium for a prolonged illness. The ranch is almost as it was before her mother's death. The young Alex Bright is in charge of the men at Rocking P Ranch and the spring roundup and cattle drive are about to begin. But something is wrong: the cowboys are grumbling. Tired of working long hours at the lowest wage in the area, the cowboys threaten to strike. They walk off the job, leaving no one to bring the cattle to market. Maggie is desperate. She discovers that the ranch is in debt due to her mother's illness and now her father's health is failing. Even if they get top dollar it would not be enough to pay the bills. She is determined to save the ranch.
This book is the fifth book in the Texas Trail Series by Susan Page Davis. This is the first book I have ever read by Susan Page Davis. I’ll tell you one thing it will not be the last. I loved this book so much, I couldn’t put it down.
The book starts out when Maggie is 13 years old and meets one of their cowhands on their ranch, Alex Morgan. Then, her mother is ill and she accompanies her mother to a sanatorium where her mother eventually passes on.
Her father is so consumed with grief that he sends Maggie to live with her aunt in San Francisco, California. So, she stays there 6 or 7 years and learns the life in San Francisco. But, her heart is in Texas, so she returns a woman now and Alex can’t believe the way he feels. As the story goes on, there is an uprising in the cowhands area and they decide to strike and they do that but don’t complete the job. So, Maggie gets her friends (who are girls) together and they gather up the cattle and take the cattle to market. A Very Interesting story and a GREAT one at that.
I stop and asked myself, “Could I do that and the answer is I don’t think so”. But, if I had lived in that time period, I’m sure I could do it.
I won’t say anything else, I don’t want to spoil the book for you. I would definitely suggest this book to my friends and family. Again, I love this book and thank you to Moody Publishers for giving me an opportunity to review this book.