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Roosevelt's Rough Riders...

When Luke Cardiff returns from college to his small family horse ranch in Missouri, he leaves Stella May, the girl he cares about, behind when he’s sent to Amarillo, Texas, to take care of family business. In the back of his mind, he’s always suspected there’s more to his horse-loving school teacher father than meets the eye. 

While in Amarillo, he discovers that his father’s past life was one of violence, murder, and mayhem - something Luke’s mother was never allowed to talk about. 

In Texas, Cardiff falls in love with a beautiful Mexican woman, but when he hears the call for volunteers for Teddy Roosevelt’s rough riders, he’s compelled to join. He tells her he’ll come back for her. Luke has grown up with a love of horses himself and is appointed sergeant of Remounts by Roosevelt. He follows the Rough Riders to Cuba and survives in the battle of San Juan Hill. 

Once he’s back from Cuba, he reunites with his family in Missouri. Stella May informs him she’s been waiting for him so they can marry, but he has more than one obligation that forces him to return to the Southwest.

Will he be able to deliver a promise and reunite with the woman he loves, or will fate turn its hand?

©2019 Kwen D. Griffeth (P)2020 Kwen D. Griffeth

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A teriffic book!

A story of a young man seeking to identify with his father by going to war in the 1890's. His father was a great man of his time, and Luke becomes a great man in his.

Well-written, perfect length, and perfect execution by the narrator. A truly great listen!

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wonderful story about becoming an educated man

I will deffinitly read more of this author. Very understanding and a excellent view point.
the is some very good advice in this book. and a nice history of the Rough Riders.

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Like the old tv commercial... Try it, You'll like!

Mr. Kwen D. Griffeth... You've become the current FAVORITE author to my Bride and I!!! The ease with which your stories roll along is only offset with the occasional SLAP TO THE BACK OF OR HEAD with the twists you throw! However, we've become enealed to your style and have come to debate on what you've in store for us next... PLEASE HURRY!!!

Bill!

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Great story of a man discovering himself.

This is a great story of about a boy stepping into his manhood and setting off on an adventure at the very tail end of an era and living to tell about it. It’s not heavy on combat or anything like that, but the narrative feels real, honest, and real stable. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I think the narrator did a great job and I really enjoyed hearing about TR and the Rough Riders from his perspective.

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A Great Story that can stand alone

I would recommend reading about Sam Moses before this book but it certainly isn’t necessary.
This book is well written and can easily stand on its own.
The story of Sam Moses Cardiff’s son Luke is set in the late 1800’s and includes the war in Cuba with the Spaniards to free the Cuban people.
An excellent book with the perfect narration.

I received this free review audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Captivating!

Footprints of My Father by Kwen D. Griffeth is a great listen. I loved the historical storyline that dealt with Teddy Roosevelt and horse soldiers. The character of Luke Cardiff was so well done. The book does not paint a rosy picture of that time in history, but probably an accurate one. Paul J. McSorley was perfect in his narration of this book. He brings the characters to life and inflects the right emotions in his voice. I loved it!

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Outstanding Novel

I was given this free review copy audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of Footprints of My Father The Luke Cardiff Series, Book 1 by Kwen D. Griffeth and narrated by Paul J. McSorley. This is the second story I’ve listened to in regards to the Sam Moses world. I didn’t realize it until I was a good way into the story. Then, all of a sudden, I realize this is a continuation of the Moses story line, albeit from the point of view of a different character. Kwen does an excellent job of describing persons, places and on goings. This is an immersive story that grabs your attention from page 1 and never lets you go. So far I have greatly enjoyed every Kwen D. Griffeth story I have listened to. Paul does a very good job narrating and brings the characters to life. It is like I’m living it in my mind. I highly recommend this work.

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Amazing Story

I’ve listened to a good number of audiobooks at this point, and I can honestly say this story is one of the best I’ve listened to yet. I found myself emotionally involved from having my heart race with excitement, to having tears in my eyes with sadness. The manner in which the story was written was captivating as I didn’t want to stop listening. On top of that, the narrator Paul McSorley did a great job bringing these characters to life with his voice. Great job to both author and narrator.

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“This is because god is a horseman and he likes painted ponies best”

A nice story to pass the time. It felt a little more like a memoir than a story, but that’s not a criticism, I definitely enjoyed it although I was hoping for a little more tension and action.
Well narrated too, with great pacing and good clear character voices.
I’d definitely listen to more!
This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.