Captive Trail is second in 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 can be read on its own and it was surprising to learn that each installment is written by a different author.
Twenty-one year old, Taabe Waipu, "Sun Woman" in Comanche, flees her village in North Central 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 is found on the roadside by stagecoach driver, Ned Bright, who is carrying two nuns returning to their mission station. They take the woman, who is nearly dead from exposure and dehydration to the nun's mission. Ned sets to work to discover Taabe's identity while the nun's begin helping her inner and outer wounds to heal. Taabe begins to learn the language and traditions of the white people; she becomes special friends with delightful, 9 year old, Quinta and develops a special love for Ned. This is a great read right from the beginning.