by Susan Page Davis
“Captive Trail”, by Susan Page Davis, is the second book in the “Texas Trails” series and takes place in mid 1800’s Texas. Centered around a young woman who was kidnapped by the Comanche as a little girl, the book begins shortly before Taabe Waipu’s harrowing escape from her Comanche village. She is found lying in the road and is taken in by a group of Ursuline nuns who nurse her back to health within the walls of the mission, all the while trying to figure out Taabe Waipu’s true identity.
I completely enjoyed this book and was immediately attached to the characters. The relationship between Taabe Waipu and the nuns is heartwarming even in its youngest stages when communication was almost impossible. I also enjoyed the relationship between young Quinta and Taabe Waipu. Quinta was able to communicate with Taabe in a way that the adults could not, and their interactions were very sweet. The nuns’ faith and tenacity were inspirational as they vigilantly protected their young charges from outsiders. Throughout their many adventures, they never lost hope or lessened their faith in God’s protection.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction with lovable characters and exciting story lines. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and would recommend getting all of them at once so you don’t have to wait too long to read the next one. They can also be read out of order if you so choose.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
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