Few historical frontier sagas have captured the pioneer spirit as boldly and brilliantly as the acclaimed Wagons West series by Dana Fuller Ross. Readers can rediscover America—in the sprawling epic journey that forged a nation’s destiny …
Autumn, 1837. Blazing onward from New York to Missouri, the legendary wagon train sent by U.S. President Andrew Jackson has reached the last outpost of civilization. Now five hundred strong, these brave pioneers set a course across the great rolling plains toward the treacherous Rockies, hoping to stake a claim in the American West. Led by their new wagon master “Whip” Holt, they must unite as a team if they are to survive, despite their vast differences. For among them is an independent young woman who leaves everything she loves, a black man who dreams of freedom, a Native American who knows the harshness of the land…and hundreds of others willing to risk their lives for a new beginning. Set upon by Indians and enemies, nature and fate, this magnificent caravan would face any challenge to make their own destiny—and change the course of history forever. Their story is the story of America.
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(Wednesday, December 2, 2009)
This book is an enjoyable read. I'm trying to get an afghan crocheted for a wedding gift in 10 days but I'm reading the book instead. I'm about two/thirds through the book. Can't stop picking it up and reading to see what happens next. This book would be a great read for man or woman. There is a lot of historical info in the book but does not read like a history book. The only thing I wish is that the characters, Whip & Cathy, Ted & Cindy, and Doc & Toni were a little more romantic. I do not need or want intimate details but it would be nice if the romance was a bit stronger.