- Title: Texas Yankee: Homecoming
- Author: Jerry Orange
- ISBN: 9781478301790
- Page: 121
- Format: Paperback
Texas Yankee Homecoming is an adventurous love story set in Central Texas during the turbulent years following the Civil War After fighting in the Yankee Cavalry, Joshua Granger returns to Texas to marry beautiful Sarah Lynn Smith in spite of the fact that one of her Confederate brothers has tried to kill him Joshua and Sarah refuse to let anything stop them from becomiTexas Yankee Homecoming is an adventurous love story set in Central Texas during the turbulent years following the Civil War After fighting in the Yankee Cavalry, Joshua Granger returns to Texas to marry beautiful Sarah Lynn Smith in spite of the fact that one of her Confederate brothers has tried to kill him Joshua and Sarah refuse to let anything stop them from becoming man and wife in this dramatic tale of triumph A hopeful love letter from Sarah sets Joshua on an unusual journey from Kentucky to Texas in early 1866 With a couple of good horses and some big ideas he leaves the security of family and inheritance behind for the love of a strong woman on the Texas frontier In Arkansas, Joshua takes on the responsibility of a mentally challenged orphan and is saddled with two wagons full of prostitutes who need a guide to Dallas In the meantime Sarah is planning their wedding in spite of her mother s protests while she waits anxiously for Joshua s return Upon arrival in Georgetown, Texas Joshua finds that he is unwelcome in the community and marrying Sarah is not the foregone conclusion he expected it to be The next year is filled with the humor and hardship of homesteading a ranch, fighting Comanche and outlaws, breaking wild horses, catching and branding wild cattle, and hunting buffalo In between the work, Joshua tries to fulfill the obligations of courtship as required by Sarah s family before they will bless her marriage to the Yankee The gritty realism, the heartache, and the laughter that goes into making this frontier family brings Reconstruction Era Texas to life.
Recent Comments "Texas Yankee: Homecoming"
In the United States Civil War, it pitted brother against brother in a scar that shaped our nation to what it is today. Those men made decision that shaped their lives and family well beyond the war and they had to suffer the consequences of standing behind their convictions.Joshua decided to fight against the confederacy and stand up for his believes. After the war when he returns home to Texas to marry his beloved he doesn’t receive the welcome he hoped for. Texas Yankee: Homecoming, tel [...]
This is Jerry's first book and he has proven that he is a very talented writer. If you're a Louis La'mor fan you'll love this book.
EnjoyableGood entertainment.Clean with a good amount of history. It covers several years of good American history worth remembering.I would recommend it.
What a phenomenal book from Mr. Jerry P. Orange! This book has a bit of everything in it. It is a true western adventure. I would even go so far as to say that this is the start of the grown up version of the "Little House on the Prairie" series! Everyone interested in what it was like living in Texas in the late eighteen-sixties would absolutely love this book! And, it continues on with the second book "Texas Yankee Honeymoon". When we first meet our protagonist, Joshua Granger, he had been a b [...]
Very pleasant surprise I was very pleasantly surprised with this book. The story in this book is very good. It has a definite beginning with some goal in mind and it always works toward that goal no matter the sub plots and it clearly reaches it's goal. I liked both Joshua and Sarah and I am anxious to read the sequel to see how they cart. There were a few loose ends in this book and I could live without knowing the answer but maybe they will be cleared up in the sequel.My cons with the book is [...]
I don't really read Westerns, never really caught my interest. However, Texas Yankee: Homecoming did just that. It drew me in from the very start. I loved the development of characters. The story flows well and doesn't leave you skim reading to get through pages and pages of "fluff". The Author does a good job of gaining and maintaining your interest through the whole thing. He does a good job of describing the surroundings without overkill. He allows his readers to flex their imagination muscle [...]
Endearing southern gentleman, beautiful women, realistic and romantic scenic settings, dangers lurking all about – this is the early Texas we all love and has fostered our common pride. To test your courage, love and endurance - Could you have survived this dangerous time in Texas history? Written as Orange has portrayed, I’d gladly give it a go, if I was coming up with his strong, waggish but decent characters. Great book for any age group.An advanced copy of this book was provided for an h [...]
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