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by Darlene Franklin

eBook Lone Star Trail (The Texas Trail Series) download ISBN: 0802405835
Author: Darlene Franklin
Publisher: Moody Publishers; 1 edition (September 1, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1491 kb
Fb2: 1969 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Christian Books
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

Lone Star Trail book. They raise a special breed of horses called Morgan horses.

Lone Star Trail book. Lone Star Trail is the beginning of an adventure. If the next five books follow in the same steps this is a series worthwhile reading. It has adventure, romance, danger, heartache and more.

Lone Star Trail is book 1. The German Fleischer family has just emigrated to Texas along with other German families to follow their dream of a new life. I found this book very interesting as I enjoyed seeing the relationships develop between the American settlers and the arriving German immigrants. As they learned to help one another, they begin to discover that they have more commonalities than differences.

Lone Star Trail by Darlene Franklin is a captivating story about faith, friendship, family, and ultimately, love. The Texas Republic poised to become the Lone Star State

Lone Star Trail by Darlene Franklin is a captivating story about faith, friendship, family, and ultimately, love. From their first meeting, the Fleischers find their new life in America closely. Morgan Family Series. The Texas Republic poised to become the Lone Star State. Jud Morgan's father died for Texas's freedom, so when German immigrants try to colonize a New Germany in Texas, he takes a stand against them. After Wande Fleischer's fiancé abandons her, the young fraulein determines to make a new life for herself in Texas.

Praise for Lone Star Trail No one brings the Old West to life quite like Darlene Franklin. AMANDA CABOT, author of Tomorrow’s Garden. With Lone Star Trail, Darlene Franklin deals with a time of turmoil in Texas history. From its unforgettable opening scene to the sigh-inducing epilogue, Lone Star Trail is a skillful blend. The melding of various cultures didn’t come easy, and she depicts this in an authentic way. She also has a real handle on the setting.

Lone Star Hiking Trail, 193 km, 120 miles, about 11 days. Traildino grading: EW, Easy walk, nature trail. The Lone Star Hiking Club takes its name from this trail in Texas. But the Club also helps maintaining other trails in the state. Maps, campsites and more information. Find walking maps and guidebooks, self guided walking holidays and hiking tours.

The Lone Rider Rides On is a 1942 American Western film directed by Sam Newfield and written by Steve Braxton

The Lone Rider Rides On is a 1942 American Western film directed by Sam Newfield and written by Steve Braxton. The film was released on June 12, 1942, by Producers Releasing Corporation. This is the ninth movie in the "Lone Rider" series, which spans seventeen films - eleven starring George Houston, and a further six starring Robert Livingston.

Lone Star Trail spans . mi. from Story Road/ Hunter Ferrell Road to Lone Star Park.

With Western style romance, countryside, and some suspense, what do you have but an outstanding series! Amanda Cabot brings a conclusion to the area and characters we met in the first book called, A Bluebonnet Lake followed by book two, In Firefly Valley. In the conclusion to the stories, we meet once again Gillian Hodge who was at one time a concert pianist.

The six-book series about four generations of the Morgan family living, fighting, and thriving amidst a turbulent Texas history spanning from 1845 to 1896 begins with Lone Star Trail.  Although a series, each book can be read on its own.

Judson "Jud" Morgan's father died for Texas' freedom during the war for independence. So when the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas (the Verein) attempts to colonize a New Germany in his country, he takes a stand against them.

After Wande Fleischers' fiancé marries someone else, the young fraulein determines to make a new life for herself in Texas. With the help of Jud's sister Marion, Wande learns English and becomes a trusted friend to the entire Morgan family.

As much as Jud dislikes the immigrant invasion, he can't help admiring Wande's character. She is sweet and cheerful as she serves the Lord and all those around her. Can the rancher put aside his prejudice to forge a new future?  Through Jud and Wande, we learn the powerful lessons of forgiveness and reconciliation among a diverse community of believers.

Comments: (7)
Quashant
This is a six book series about four generations of the Morgan family and their life during the development of Texas from 1845 to 1896. Lone Star Trail is book 1.

The German Fleischer family has just emigrated to Texas along with other German families to follow their dream of a new life. Jud Morgan dislikes the invasion of the Germans and feels like Texas belongs to Americans and not foreigners.

I found this book very interesting as I enjoyed seeing the relationships develop between the American settlers and the arriving German immigrants. As they learned to help one another, they begin to discover that they have more commonalities than differences. Prejudices began to dissolve and each learned to appreciate the other's culture.

Each member of both the Morgan family and the Fleischer family was unique and interesting and added a piece to this developing story. Jud and Wande were delightful and their slowly developing love story was sweet. Jud's developing interest in Wande helped him realize that his prejudice against the immigrating Germans was wrong. Wande's parents and siblings helped Jud in this realization and Franklin's characterization of them showed the hard working attitude of this group of immigrants. Tom played the part of the villain in this saga, and it was easy to see from the beginning that he was going to play this role.

A very good historical fiction romance filled with Christian forgiveness and reconciliation that I would recommend to those who like this genre.

FAVORITE QUOTES: "It's not can or can't. The Lord can do it even if you can't by yourself."

"We need to follow the Word of God and not lean on our own understanding."

"I have learned that God goes with me everywhere I go. And that is enough."

"You've taught me things about God I didn't think I needed to learn."

*I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
Anaginn
Very clean, very moral, and sweet story. Even still, I tried to like it, but the writing just didn't cut it for me. Too many little unimportant mini-stories within the book seemed to be page fillers. If the author had taken more time to further develop fewer stories, with a bit more reader engagement it would have been much more interesting.
The plot and settings were fairly believable and actually could have been great. However, some of the relationships between the characters were not well written nor believable.
1. Jud seems to find Wande attractive, but all the way through the book he's ambivalent toward her and anyone else German. Then all of a sudden, because of a tragedy, bam, he loves her and can't live without her. That needed to be developed.
2. Another character, Tom, was raised by Jud's family from a very early age, and seems to be in love with Jud's sister, Marion, and wants to marry her. Then he turns on them and the Germans, but none of it was explained to the satisfaction of the reader. It just made no sense. He seemed to be such a good kid, maybe not the best worker on the ranch, and a little immature with his money, but not bad. Suddenly he decides he only wanted to marry Marion for the property Jud said he'd buy for them, but wasn't promised that property until AFTER he proposed. When that property was purchased by Wande's family, he just turns bad. Really bad. Made no sense since he seemed to be such a good kid. He had never seemed fond of the Germans, but neither had Jud.
3. The German pastor who seems attracted to Wande and not pay any attention to Marion, suddenly, because Marion rides into town to alert folks to a fire, decides she's worth falling in love with. No development at all on that plot.
I read a lot, so I guess I'm a bit picky. It's probably a really good book for young folks or folks who don't read a lot. Like I said, very moral, sweet, and the faith aspect was well done.
Kalrajas
Torn by his prejudice against the Germans moving into Texas, Jud struggles with trying to run a horse ranch, being the head of the household, and staying true to his faith. Wande comes to Texas with her German family planning to marry the man who has come earlier to prepare for them. Instead she learns he has married a woman he met on the voyage over, and they already have a child. Jud's sister falls for Tom, the handsome ranch hand, who isn't finished sowing some wild oats. Can everyone work out their problems or are the differences too great?

This was a difficult book for me to rate. It was interesting and clean, but something seemed to be missing. I've thought hard to try to figure out what, and I'm still not sure. For one thing, the structure of most of the sentences seem to be similar, and there's not many clauses or much variety. This tended to make the characters and sometimes the dialogue seem more simplistic, unnatural, and, at places, immature. It was also harder for me, as the reader, to become totally immersed in the story or the characters. Neither did there really seem to be much of a mystery. The who-done-it was obvious. The ending seemed rushed. There should have been lead-ups to the concluding moment. The relationship was never solidly built from the rockiness caused by prejudice and old hurts to the point where none of this mattered. The story went from one to suddenly the other. Still, this was a good, Christian romance, where the faith was an integral part of the story. In the end, I rated it a 4.25. It is better than a four, but not quite a five.