West of the Brazos

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West of the Brazos: An Ellie Dupree Novel

by JAMES BARNETT
The Comanchero leader and the other men laughed as the young woman tried to fight back against her tormentors. One persecutor reached out and ripped her dress sleeve from her arm. The other man quickly followed by ripping off her other sleeve. The Comancheros howled with delight.
The woman fought back weakly but was in no condition to fight off the two ...

 

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The First in the Series

Across the Brazos: An Ellie Dupree Novel

by JAMES BARNETT
Seventeen-year-old Elenore (Ellie) Dupree had to grow up fast – and hard, after professional raiders ambushed her family and friends’ wagon train. The pilgrim travelers headed to Texas to start a new life full of dreams and possibilities for a grand future. But these soulless killers dashed any chance of a bright future on the...

 

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Across the Brazos: An Ellie Dupree Novel

Across The Brazos: An Ellie Dupree Novel by James Barnett is a story of strength through a torturous journey to find a better life. The tale opens with seventeen-year-old Ellie Dupree recalling an ardent desire to grow up to be like her father, the one man that she looks up to as her role model. She has to do some growing up fast as they head to Texas for a new life that they look forward to with hope. But such dreams will be shattered as raiders ambush their wagon train, with blood-thirsty attackers mauling the Texas-bound settlers. Ellie manages to reach safety after a long swim across the Brazos River. Contemplating her cruel fate, she vows to find the ruthless men responsible. She will meet new friends along the way who will prepare her to fulfill the vow she has made. Ultimately, she discovers that her mother and sister are alive and are destined to be sold to a certain Don Roberto by a man named Walter Stark.

This is an enjoyable slice of adventure with revenge, guns, and goons in a period familiar to most Americans, involving migration and settlement in the West. As for characterization, Ellie Dupree is a notable protagonist. She has not been molded from the cookie-cutter damsel in distress but offers readers something deeper as far as her character is concerned. James Barnett’s narrative has that Louis L’Amour feel to it, as it effectively transports you to another time and place, affecting you on an emotional level. As you read through Ellie’s painful ordeals, you feel grateful for the comforts of your modern life. I recommend Across the Brazos to anyone desiring a nice mix of drama and adventure with a western flair.

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Readers’ Favorite
Doug Brunson
Doug Brunson
2022-05-12
Across the Brazos: An Ellie Dupree Novel (An Ellie Dupree Series): Great read! I really enjoyed this book. Wonderful characters and an exciting story line.
Carole
Carole
2022-04-25
Across the Brazos: An Ellie Dupree Novel (An Ellie Dupree Series): Great western novel. Great book. Well thought out and interesting book. The author wrote the book with his creative writing class.They get a free copy when they graduate this year.
Mary Carlgren
Mary Carlgren
2022-04-25
Across the Brazos: An Ellie Dupree Novel (An Ellie Dupree Series): Amazing story line. Love it. Can’t put it down. I am sorry I don’t do videos. But I can tell you that this book is amazing. The moment you start to read it you don’t want to put it down. It is very easy reading and very captivating. Ellie is a little spitfire. I just love the story line. A must have book.
michael higuera
michael higuera
2022-04-24
Across the Brazos: An Ellie Dupree Novel (An Ellie Dupree Series): Good writer Great book

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