Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Texas Trails: A Morgan Family Series

Texas Trails: A Morgan Family Series is a 6-book series written by three award-winning authors of over 60 books: Susan Page Davis, Darlene Franklin, and Vickie McDonough. This exciting Christian fiction historical series covers four generations of a Texas family and 50 years of Texas history, from 1845 to 1896. It touches on issues like the German immigrants in the 1840s, white children captured by Indians, reconstruction after the Civil War, the Texas Rangers, a cowboy strike, and the train crash at Crush. 

Be sure to check out the trailer on the website. It is awesome! www.texastrailsfiction.com

Each author will write two books. Here’s a list of titles:

Coming this Fall:
Lone Star Trail by Darlene Franklin
Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis
Long Trail Home by Vickie McDonough

Coming next Spring:
A Ranger’s Trail by Darlene Franklin
Cowgirl Trail by Susan Page Davis
End of the Trail by Vickie McDonough

LONE STAR TRAIL – Book 1. Victoria, Texas, 1846
 Judson (Jud) Morgan’s father died for Texas’ freedom during the war for independence.  So when the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas (the Verein) attempts to colonize a New Germany in his country, he takes a stand against them.

After Wande Fleischer’s fiancée marries someone else, the young fraulein determines to make new life for herself in Texas.  With the help of Jud’s sister Marion, Wande learns English and becomes a trusted friend to the entire Morgan family.

As much as Jud dislikes the German invasion, he can’t help admiring Wande.  She is sweet and cheerful as she serves the Lord and all those around her.  Can the rancher put aside his prejudice to forge a new future?

Through Jud and Wande, we learn the powerful lessons of forgiveness and reconciliation among a diverse community of believers.

CAPTIVE TRAIL-Book 2.Taabe Waipu has run away from her Comanche village and is fleeing south in Texas on a horse she stole from a dowry left outside her family’s teepee.  The horse has an accident and she is left on foot, injured and exhausted. She staggers onto a road near Fort Chadbourne and collapses.
          On one of the first runs through Texas, Butterfield Overland Mail Company driver Ned Bright carries two Ursuline nuns returning to their mission station.  They come across a woman who is nearly dead from exposure and dehydration and take her to the mission.
     With some detective work, Ned discovers Taabe Waipu's identity. He plans to unite her with her family, but the Comanche have other ideas, and the two end up defending the mission station. Through Taabe and Ned we learn the true meaning of healing and restoration amid seemingly powerless situations.

LONG TRAIL HOME- Book 3. A weary soldier returns from the War Between the States to discover his parents dead, his family farm in shambles, and his fiancée married. Riley Morgan takes a job at the Wilcox School for Blind Children and tries to make peace with God and himself. When a pretty, blind woman who cares for the children reaches through his scarred walls and touches his heart, he begins to find renewed faith and hope for the future. But when he discovers Annie feigned her blindness just to have a home, will his anger and hurt drive him away and ruin all chances for a future filled with love, faith, and family?

A RANGER’S TRAIL – Book 4.  Mason County, Texas, 1875.
When Leta Denning's husband is killed by the German mob at the beginning of the Hoo Doo War, she vows to seek vengeance on his behalf.  William Meino "Buck" Morgan, one of the Texas Rangers called in to quell the violence, has ties to one of the German families.  Buck is the oldest son of Jud Morgan and Wande Fleischer from Lone Star Trail.

In his quest to get to the truth, Buck interviews Leta but she is not interested and believes that former rangers may be behind the violence.  As Leta struggles to keep the Denning ranch afloat, Buck sees a chance to help her while searching  for the truth.  Their respect for eacho ther grows but will Leta's quest for vengeance keep her from forgiveness?


  1. They all look SO good! I can't wait to read them all! The covers are so pretty too.. I am bad.. I do judge a book by the cover and these all catch my eye!

  2. Thanks, Salena. That's good to know that you like our covers. I think they turned out really nice too.