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Wagons West: (The Cowan Family Saga - Book 1) Paperback – May 4, 2020
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He was a greenhorn but didn’t know it.
When Bruce Cowan takes his family and flees Boston to homestead out west, he figured the journey to California to be long but safe. Their first day out reveals how wrong he is and the perilous dangers of the Santa Fe Trail.
It would have been a massacre but for Trent and Pat MacLeod.
Trent favors a Sharps .50 caliber buffalo rifle, while his younger brother Pat packs two Texas Navy Colts. They both prove deadly and a force to be reckoned with.
The Cowans and the McLeod brothers’ forge a bond those first few days, sustained in part by Trent’s attraction to the eighteen-year-old Becky Cowan. His overtures are not returned.
The brothers join the Cowans on their hazardous journey west as they face harsh conditions, bandits and Indian attacks. Will their oxen survive the trip? Will the man Bruce Cowan is fleeing catch up with them? Should they take the Cimarron Cutoff through the desert or stick with the Santa Fe Trail through the mountains?
Even with the help of Trent and Pat, the Cowans are forced to learn quickly to survive the rigorous demands of the Wild West.
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- ASIN : B0882P9Z5Q
- Publisher : Independently published (May 4, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 168 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8643296034
- Item Weight : 9.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.42 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,147,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The owner of the wagon train hired two gunman to travel with the train for protection. Trent is a sharp shooter with his Sharps .50 caliber rifle and Pat is a fast draw with his two Colt pistols. They are brothers, they don't look alike or think alike. There is a light clean romance going on between Trent and eighteen-year-old Betsy Cowan.
This book is filled with twists and turn and adventures at every turn. The journey going West had always faced difficulties and bad conditions, rains, mud, turned over wagons. Way out on the Santa Fe trail anything could happen and does. A very hazardous journey with bandits, Indian attacts, wild animals, fires, snakes and horse stealing. Then serious decisions had to be made should they take the Cimarron Cutoff through desert or go with Santa Fe Trail through the mountains and maybe get caught in a snow storm.
There was numerous battles between Indians, bandits and the settlers which resulted in both sides being wounded, gunshot, burying the dead. This kept my interest and I will check the next book in the series. This is our country's history. I encourage everyone to find a good book and read.
- I'm A historian, and there are some parts that don't ring quite true. Most readers wouldn't notice them, I am just picky about history.
-Not even Bat Masterson, the Ego brothers with Wild Bills together killed as many as young Trent and Pat did in a few days...and feel no remorse about any of the dead
Otherwise, enjoy this action filled adventure!