About the Book
Book: Train to Laramie
Author: Andrew Roth
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: August 30
Runaway! Tess flees her lecherous stepfather but takes the wrong train, arriving in Laramie. This end of tracks town bursts with workers building the Transcontinental Railroad, striving to lay the rails that will connect a nation. Threatened by outlaws, Tess is helped by Brett Calloway, a tie cutter for the Union Pacific. But when her stepfather locates her and joins the outlaws terrorizing the region, will her newfound faith in Christ be enough to guide Tess through the danger?
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Imagine living with a mother who appears to be weak and a stepfather who resonates with anger and stays drunk. This set of circumstances faces Tess, and on her seventeenth birthday she flees for her life by jumping on a train she believes will take her east. Unfortunately, she winds up further west instead in Laramie. This book illustrates the best and worst in human nature. It also shows God’s grace and mercy. It also shows how God has a perfect plan for our lives, even when we can not recognize it.
Brett Calloway takes Tess into his home, and she finds him stealing a part of her heart. I appreciate how she seeks God’s will for her life. I also appreciate the description of the town, the people, and Brett’s special place where he goes to commune with God.
The men in this book who resonate with goodness and God’s presence in their lives make this book worth reading. The men who resonate with evil and anger portray that fact well. I have to say, I definitely enjoyed reading this book. I think one of my favorite parts comes from Brett Calloway’s mother and sister arriving in Laramie.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, but this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Author of Wildfire For Rose, Andrew Roth joined the U.S. Army before attending California State University, Bakersfield. He taught American History for twenty-two years at the middle school level before beginning his literary career. Married for over thirty years to his wife, Laurie, Andrew has two married adult children and is a proud grandfather. A native of Kansas, Andrew was raised with a deep love and appreciation for history, particularly the Old West. Andrew’s hope is to glorify God and encourage readers through his writing.
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The American West has always fascinated me with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and the indomitable spirit of the pioneers. When building the Transcontinental Railroad, nothing could stop the people from their goal. This innovation and tenacity has shaped our soul, our character as a nation. This deep sense of perseverance encourages me through the tough times we face today.
To our God and Creator, able to transform lives and redirect paths. Thank you, Savior.
“. . . And I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt.” –Jeremiah 31:4
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