The Cherokee Trail

The Cherokee Trail

Book - 1997
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Random House, Inc.
A woman ahead of her time, Mary Breydon knew how to get things done. Raised on a Virginia plantation, she learned how to care for livestock, respect her workers, and keep good books. But after her husband is killed, Mary must provide for her young daughter by running a stage coach station on the Cherokee Trail. With the help of an Irish maid and a mysterious stranger, Mary faces challenges that even the men eagerly anticipating her failure would have a difficult time overcoming. After firing the previous station manager with the aid of a bullwhip, she must track down stolen horses, care for a wayward boy, and defend against Indians. If that wasn’t enough, she also has to protect herself from the man who murdered her husband—and is coming for Mary next.

Baker & Taylor
Following the brutal murder of her husband, Mary Breydon takes over the management of a remote stagecoach station in Colorado that is plagued by bandits and Indian raids.

& Taylor

Attempting to run a stagecoach station on the perilous Cherokee Trail, widow Mary Breydon vows to survive and forge a new life for her daughter and herself, and she is aided by a mysterious gunman. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997, c1982.
ISBN: 9780553270471
Characteristics: 178 p. ; 18 cm.


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May 05, 2018

You can't go wrong with a Louis L'Amour book, but this is my favorite. Two strong women run a stage station with all the hard work and dangers involved. L'Amour isn't afraid to have women as lead characters without having to have men leading them on. A book to be read over and over.


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