It has been sometime since I read a western so thought it might make a nice change of pace. The story starts off in the late 1800 with a familiar we..Show More »stern theme; three young brothers, Frank, Bob, and Jesse have just buried their parents. They face starvation and are desperate, so off they go to find work so they can eat.
Rhodes tells the story of each of the brothers in his usual interesting style. The story tells of how they learned skills and developed into hard working honest men. Rhodes is a great story teller and he can keep my attention throughout the book.
I think the narrator Gene Engene has the perfect voice for narrating a western.
This is the continuation of book one of the “Isoms Brothers.” The book starts right where the last book ended with Bob entering Rachel’s café in Abi..Show More »lene, Kansas after bring up a herd of cattle from Texas. He and Rachel are to be married. She and her mother and younger sister return to Texas with Bob to live at their new ranch.
As the story progresses, the ranch buys cattle and gather cattle from the thickets. The boys take herd after herd of cattle to Abilene. Frank gets married to Ellen and Jessie marries the Bannerman’s daughter. She inherits a huge ranch in Mexico from her maternal grand father.
The boys and families have lots of exciting adventures, some suspense, gun fights with cattle rustlers, but also humor and a view of ranch life in the late 1800s in Texas. Overall it is an excellent historical novel. Rhodes is an excellent story teller and writes books acceptable for the entire family. Gene Engene is a great narrator for western books.