Tess flees her lecherous stepfather but takes the wrong train, arriving in Laramie. This end of tracks town bursts with workers building the Transcontinental Railroad, striving to lay the rails that will connect a nation. Threatened by outlaws, Tess is helped by Brett Calloway, a tie cutter for the Union Pacific. But when her stepfather locates her and joins the outlaws terrorizing the region, will her newfound faith in Christ be enough to guide Tess through the danger?
My thoughts: Prepare to go on an adventure with this Wild West era story! When Tess runs away from her evil stepfather to try and make a new home for herself, she winds up taking a wrong turn and comes to the rough and tumble town of Laramie. Despite the evil that is present there, she finds herself with a champion by her side. I loved the message of faith that is woven in to this story! This is an excellent book to pick up and enjoy.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
About the Author
Author of Wildfire For Rose, Andrew Roth joined the U.S. Army before attending California State University, Bakersfield. He taught American History for twenty-two years at the middle school level before beginning his literary career. Married for over thirty years to his wife, Laurie, Andrew has two married adult children and is a proud grandfather. A native of Kansas, Andrew was raised with a deep love and appreciation for history, particularly the Old West. Andrew’s hope is to glorify God and encourage readers through his writing.
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The American West has always fascinated me with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and the indomitable spirit of the pioneers. When building the Transcontinental Railroad, nothing could stop the people from their goal. This innovation and tenacity has shaped our soul, our character as a nation. This deep sense of perseverance encourages me through the tough times we face today.
To our God and Creator, able to transform lives and redirect paths. Thank you, Savior.
“. . . And I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt.” –Jeremiah 31:4
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