Monday, January 14, 2013

Beneath A Dakota Cross

I finished Beneath A Dakota Cross by Stephen Bly a few days ago, however, due to some personal things going on, I haven't been able to post, thankfully now I can.

I am a big fan of books by Stephen Bly. There is action, humor, faith, and very touching moments. Beneath A Dakota Cross is the first book in the Fortunes of the Black Hills series. We're introduced to Henry 'Brazos' Fortune, the patriarch of the family who is dealing with many changes in his life as he packs up and heads out of Texas after the Civil War. He has his littlest daughter Dacie June to worry about, and his oldest son who doesn't understand his decision, his second son is on the run from the law in Indian Territory in Oklahoma, and his youngest son in the Army. His wife, the love of his life, has passed on and his two twin daughters as well. It's been a rough life and he feels a calling to settle in a land under a cross, wherever it might be.

Getting to that, is a lot of work and hardships, along with worry for his daughter he left behind with family. Brazos relies on God and loves his family to the best of his ability even through all the hardships. It's a to read and a very good set up for the next books in the series.

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