A Journey Along The Mormon Trail eBook #13

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Book Cover #13A Journey Along The Mormon Trail eBook #13

By Raymond Cook
© 2013 (All Rights Reserved)
222 Pages
Word Count: 72,000 words

Author’s Note: This book is a fictional account of a wagon train of settlers crossing the plains along the Mormon Trail, and is packed with suspense and action.

About This eBook (This eBook is off-line waiting to be re-edited) 

A Journey Along The Mormon Trail © 2013 by Raymond Cook is a 222-page mail       order bride story about a miner in Marble, Colorado named Jim Liley. He worked in a marble quarry and lost his sight in his left eye due to an injury. He decides to buy a house in town but doesn’t want to live there alone. So he places a mail-order bride ad in an Illinois newspaper. Kristy Greenfield saw his ad in The Nauvoo Gazette, and after writing back and forth, she decides to travel to Colorado to meet and marry Jim.

Does Kristy have what it takes to be a homesteader’s wife? Follow Kristy on her 1,200-mile trek along the Mormon Trail.The journey thousands of families made across the trail wasn’t without perils. Cholera, smallpox, broken wagon wheels,        Indian attacks, drowning’s, lost children, injuries, savage dust storms, rattlesnake bites, getting lost, blizzards, starvation, running out of water, and even robbery could crush the dreams of a pioneer family’s hopes for a new life.

As if all of those risks weren’t enough to discourage someone from trekking 1,200 miles across unknown dangers, unscrupulous merchants were known to sell          covered wagons and provisions to families only to rob them several miles out of town. Then the men would bring the covered wagons back to the merchant who would re-sell them over and over. Take a trip back in time and see through Kristy’s eyes all that she endured hoping to find happiness at Jim Liley’s side as his wife.

Will she find the happiness she risked her life for or will she regret her marriage and break his heart by leaving on the stage? This is my 13th eBook in this series of            pioneer families living in Marble Colorado in the 1890’s.

What the Reviewers Say…

“It is clear that the author did a lot of research to keep this book realistic and          consistent with the time period. It was an enjoyable novel; the characters are          likeable and the story grabs the readers’ attention.” ~ San Francisco Book Review

Comment Section

“A Journey Along The Mormon Trail is an action-packed western frontier wagon train eBook. This eBook was uploaded onto Amazon in June 7, 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 to the top of the page and click on the Contact Me  tab.                                                                       


LunarmommyK in Moscow, Idaho, April 14, 2015

This book follows the difficulties of life in a rough Colorado town, the developing    romance between Jim and Kristy, and Kristy’s harrowing journey traveling with a wagon train along the Mormon Trail to meet Jim in Colorado and marry him. The story rambles, going into the colorful histories of the townsfolk of Marble, Colorado and other side trips. Otherwise the prose is clear and well-written. But the story of Jim and Kristy’s courtship is engaging (no pun intended!) and the tale of Kristy’s trip west is full of excitement and danger, and a large amount of work and research clearly went into this heartfelt book. Recommended for fans of sweet western         historical romance and books depicting the realities of life on the frontier in the 1870s.

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