Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye eBook #9
Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye Book #9
By Raymond Cook
©2012 (All Rights Reserved)
Word Count: 60,000 words
About This eBook
Migrating to the Colorado Territory was not without perils. Cholera; Smallpox, broken wagon wheels, Indian attacks, lost children, injuries, rattlesnake bites, taking the wrong road, blizzards, starvation, and even robbery could crush the dreams of a pioneer family.
Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye by Raymond Cook is a 183-page story about Arnold and Bonnie Brown who with their two children, Missy, age 14 and Autumn, almost five years old traveled by covered wagon from Independence, Missouri on their way to Marble, Colorado in 1897. A rancher by the name of Eddie Field’s loved to prey on pioneer families by ‘switching’ a sign on the main road; to lead folks in covered wagons to his ranch.
After taking that wrong turn, Arnold and his wife find themselves at his ranch at dusk. Arnold asks the man if they can spend the night, but that was a tragic mistake. Eddie kills Arnold and his wife before beating Missy savagely. As the killer carries Autumn towards his cabin, Missy shoots the man with her pa’s pistol but doesn’t kill him. Filled with terror; she picks up her baby sister and runs toward the forest before she’s shot in the arm.
After three days they’re starving, scared to death after living on nuts and berries. Finally Missy and her sister reach the main road. A couple on their way to Marble; see the children on the road. They’re taken to Marble so a home for the children can be found. The mayor and city council will hold a meeting where all interested families can state why they would be the best family to adopt the two children.
I found this historical novella to be short, sharp and shocking in all the right ways. Raymond Cook really captures the dialogue of the era well, and I could hear the tone and malice in Eddie Field from the first time he appeared on the page. The sisters were sweet characters, innocents thrown into the worst of times, and you could really feel for them as they went through the trauma at the ranch and then the fallout of being survivors. The story may have tragic roots, but there is still hope amongst the better folks of the town when the girls are orphaned. I’d be really interested to know more about where their lives go from there. Overall, Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye is a highly recommended read.
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Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye is an emotion-packed western frontier eBook. This eBook was uploaded onto Amazon on February 21, 2013. I’ve made this comment section so I can share with visitors to my website what readers feel about this particular eBook. To share your comments too, just go back up to the top of the page and click on the Contact Me tab.
Margaret Staley, Spokane, Washington, July 25, 2015
Excellent book, I really like this author, as soon as I finish one I start another, and when they fit together it’s wonderful.
Cold Coffee Press Review, October 4, 2016
I invite you to read ‘Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye!’ and see what happens to these two young girls. I have several of Raymond Cook’s twenty-five western family sagas. Each book stands alone and can be read out of order. If you like western family drama that is much like ‘Little House On The Prairie’ then you will enjoy the western series of books from Author Raymond Cook. If you have a sibling that you are close to, you will understand the sister bond between Missy and Autumn. As you read you will see what life has in store for both girls.
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