12 April 2012

Book Review Cowgirl Trail by Susan Page Davis

Product Description:
Cowgil Trail is part of a six-book series about four generations of the Morgan family living, fighting, and thriving amidst a turbulent Texas history spanning from 1845 to 1896.  Although a series, each book book can be read on its own.
In 1884 Maggie Porter returns to the Rocking P Ranch. The sanatorium was not able to save her mother and now her father's health is failing. When the cowboys walk off the job leaving no one to drive the cattle to market, head ranch hand, Alex Bright, cannot convince the men to stay. How could Alex let this happen?
Maggie is desperate to save the ranch and she turns to the town's women for help. The new cowgirls must herd, rope, and drive the cattle to market. With only two days left, outlaws charge the small band of cowgirls in an effort to start a stampede. The cattle begin to scatter. Will they lose everything? Where will their help come from?

My Review:
Firstly thanks to Netgalley for my review copy.
This is the fifth book in the Morgan family series and another good read. This book kept me up to the wee hours of the morning Monday or should I say Tuesday morning. This book features Alex Bright and Maggie Porter. The book starts with Alex just starting work at the Rocking P Ranch and then we skip around 7 years to when he is now foreman. The men want to strike because of low wages and the one perk they did have of keeping a few maverick cattle being taken from them. They are not earning enough to support their families and they see the owner living well. Maggie is back home after a time away and sees the issues of the men wanting to strike and loyalty to her father. Alex is in a hard place wanting to support his employer but also needing to supporting the men. Maggie had always wanted to be a cowgirl and with the strike she has a chance to put her skills to the test. Some of the men are not happy with this and there will be issues. 
The book deals with issues such as pride and how it can cause more harm than good, this is a major part of Maggie's fathers issues. We also see loyalty, strength and determination. I also love learning more of the history of Texas. This is another great installment of this series.

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