Book Review-To The Mounds Of Cahokia: A Western Adventure (A Nate Bumfree Longhunter Adventure Book 1)-John Rose Putnam | Miki's Hope

Book Review-To The Mounds Of Cahokia: A Western Adventure (A Nate Bumfree Longhunter Adventure Book 1)-John Rose Putnam

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

They stole his wife--he is bound and determined to get her back. Her brother is also looking to find her. The two go on quite a trip through all kinds of danger. He doesn't care that she is now the Queen---he just wants to be back with her. Lots of action. And a very happily after after!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

A brand new frontier adventure from acclaimed Western bestseller John Rose Putnam!

Nat Bumfree clawed through the ashes of his still smoldering cabin, looking for any sign of Wakiyela, his woman. He had discovered her while out hunting. A copperhead had bitten her. Nat took care of her for two full days until she came around, and soon they had fallen in love.

A man rose from the brush. Anokasan, her brother, had come to find her. Men from her tribe had taken her because her mother had died. Wakiyela was now the Queen of the Chicora, but there could be some who would do her harm. Nat had to find her. The two men set out at once. They passed the ancient homeland of her people, a powerful nation until men dressed in clothes that repelled arrows and armed with sticks that spit fire and smoke had spread a plague on her tribe that killed huge numbers of them. Their homeland here had been abandoned. They had gone north.

Nat would follow her along a path used by settlers called the great Pennsylvania wagon road. But some of her people lived far to the west close to a river that flowed south all the way to the sea. Near it was an ancient city called Cahokia that had once been the home of all her people. In order to unify them once more, her captors might take her there, hoping that with their new queen in the west all the eastern tribes would join her. Nat had to hurry.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

John came west as a young man and settled in Berkeley where he graduated from the University of California. He still lives and writes there and often gives a talk on the California gold rush to the gang at the Freight and Salvage.

He spent a lot of time digging into that gold rush too and many of his stories take place back then. John's characters are so real they'll jump right off the page and talk to you; his villains have hearts as cold as midnight and his heroes almost always do the right thing in the end.

He's working up quite a reputation for his knowledge of that era too. His blog, My Gold Rush Tales, attracted the interest of some TV folks and he appeared in a segment for the Travel Channel about Henry Meiggs, the man who built San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf.

While his first novel, Hangtown Creek, a story of adventure, romance, and coming of age in the early days of the gold rush, was published in 2011, his brand new book, Into the Face of the Devil, moves between Hangtown and the sawmill where James Marshall first found gold, and pits a young man in love for the first time against a killer so evil he could pass for Satan.

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