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    • Abercrombie Trail, Book 1

    • By: Candace Simar
    • Narrated by: James Norwood
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Abercrombie Trail, a fictionalized account of the Sioux Uprising of 1862, is inhabited by the 19th century settlers of west central Minnesota. It centers on the life of her fictional character Evan Jacobson, an immigrant Norwegian stage coach driver. The stops along Jacobson's stage line reveal the families who live along the trail between Fort Snelling and Fort Abercrombie and their ultimate fate in the, until now, untold story of the northern fringe of the 1862 Sioux (Dakota) Uprising and the siege of Fort Abercrombie

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting historical fiction!

    • By Janice on 03-22-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shelterbelts

    • By: Candace Simar
    • Narrated by: James Norwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Tia Fiskum, the old maid of Tolga Township, yearns to retain her hold on the family farm after her shell-shocked brother returns from World War II. The neighbor she hopes to marry chooses a town girl for his new wife. The Potato King listens to the radio preacher and prays for a miracle. Eddy Root fears a return to the asylum. A German war bride struggles to find acceptance in this tight-knit Scandinavian community.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth the price

    • By N. Thomas on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pomme de Terre

    • A Novel of the Minnesota Uprising
    • By: Candace Simar
    • Narrated by: James Norwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    1862 was a tumultuous year in Minnesota history. The youngest state in the Union, Minnesota was one of the first to send men to fight in the Civil War. With the men gone, women and children were left to fend for themselves. The Civil War drained soldiers formerly stationed in Minnesota military outposts, leaving the state undermanned and unprotected. Budget woes related to war expenses caused treaty payments to be very late.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow story delivers less than promises

    • By Judith J. Wurtman on 04-28-15

    Regular price: $24.95