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Lone Star Trail Book Review

Prejudices against other cultures is not new. Most communities have a sense of wanting to keep like with like and keep out the newcomers who are different. Lone Star Trail tells the story of Jud Morgan and his Texan family soon after becoming a state. The German immigrants are coming in droves to claim new land and start a new life. Jud is not happy the immigrants are coming to his land and has strong feelings about the changes taking place.

Lone Star Trail Book Review

Wanda and her German family have risked much to come to this new land. And she quickly finds that the new Texas land is not all they had hoped for. Death, betrayal and sickness are the gifts her family receives. But the biggest surprise occurs when the German family and the American Texans find that they have become friends and need each other.

Lone Star Trail (The Texas Trail Series) is a beautiful book that I enjoyed reading from start to finish. You can see the stern prejudices soften and friendships develop as the families lives connect.

The book is part of the Texas Trail Series which are made to be able to stand alone or read together. I love it when a book has a common theme but is strong enough to stand on its own merit.

About the book:

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’ fiancĂ© 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.

About the author:

Award-winning author and speaker Darlene Franklin has recently returned to cowboy (and cowgirl) country–Oklahoma. The move was prompted by her desire to be close to her son Jaran, daughter-in-law Shelley, three beautiful granddaughters, and a long-awaited baby boy.. Her daughter Jolene has preceded her into glory.

Darlene loves music, needlework, reading and reality tv. Talia, a Lynx point Siamese cat, proudly claims Darlene as her person.

In the two years since Darlene has been writing full time, her writing career has exploded to where now she has seventeen books published/under contract. Several of those will also be repacked (Maple Notch Brides), reprinted (Beacon of Love with Thorndike Press), and put into e-book format (Lone Star Trail).

Lone Star Trail is the first book in the Texas Trails series, written with Susan Page Davis and Vickie McDonough. Darlene is pleased to have her first “trade book” come out with Moody Publishers.

I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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5 Comments

  1. I love series that follow a story line. Gives you more time with the characters you grow to love.

  2. I went to your FB page to find the trivia question but there are no new posts from you since the 2nd. 🙁

  3. This books sounds like a good read! My 2 older kids are half middle eastern. Their dad was born in Amman Jordan so I know how close minds people are. I’ve traveled to Jordan, Israel, and canada. I lived in Germany for over a year. But you find most of the close minded people here in the Melting Pot, the good ole US of A (in my opinion) He is my ex now but we’ve dealt with much discrimination. When my son was 5 I enrolled him in cub scouts mind you I paid the fees. His dad took him to the first meeting (you know cause its a Guy thing) and I never heard back from the cub scouts. Never got a refund, just heard whispers and murmurs of my sons dad being a terrorist. I can totally relate. I’m glad to read that some end up making friends and depending on each other!!

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