Book 1, Fortunes of the Black Hills Series: family saga novels by Christy Award winning author Stephen Bly
“Boys, somewhere up there is a place the Lord has for me. I’m goin’ north to find it. Might be Wyoming. Might be Montana. Might be the Black Hills. I’ll know it when I see it.”
With these simple words, Brazos Fortune sets out on his journey. When locals threaten the lives and property of his family, Brazos abandons his Texas homestead for a new ranch he has seen in a dream. It’s a war against corrupt lawmen, wild outlaws, and bitter winter weather. Brazos wrestles with his new found hunger for gold and the burning desire to be reunited with his family. He must test himself against the untamed frontier. Confront the greedy miners who try his Christian convictions. And find the new home God showed him Beneath a Dakota Cross. The Fortunes of the Black Hills family saga novels published by B&H.
Excerpt from Beneath a Dakota Cross by Stephen Bly:
The black Texas horse that Big River Frank rode was not more than fourteen-and-a-half hands, but it still seemed large next to the small frame of the rider. He had a thick bedroll tied on the cantle and a small sack of grain lashed in front of the fork of his saddle. A ’73 Winchester carbine bounced in front of the saddle horn. His narrow face sported a three-day beard and a thick mustache. Big River’s small brown eyes seemed locked in a permanent stare.
“You look like you’re goin’ on a trip,” Brazos Fortune challenged.
“Me! Look at you. Got your belongings in the wagon and the pride of Coryell County ridin’ beside you.” Big River tipped his black felt hat. “Mornin’, Miss Dacee June. You look as lovely as a river rose.”
Dacee June grinned. “Thank you, Mr. Big River Frank.”
Brazos slapped the reins and drove the buckboard east. “You didn’t answer my question. Where are you headed?”
Big River Frank trotted the black horse alongside the wagon. “Where are you goin’!” he challenged back.
“I don’t know. North … across the plains … out of Texas.”
“What a coincidence. That’s exactly where I’m goin’!” Big River beamed.
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Other titles in the Fortunes of the Black Hills family saga novels: Shadow of Legends, The Long Trail Home, Friends and Enemies, Last of the Texas Camp, The Next Roundup
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