Mar 28, 2021gloryb rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
The author matches her writing style with the rhythm of speech and kind of talk one could imagine was used byTexans back in the 1870's. It took me a while to get used to this writing style and the author's lack of use of quotation marks. The first few pages where she outlines the Captain's military history and personal history did not interest me. The descriptions of the weapons the Captain had at his disposal to protect hmself also did not interest me. However, what is interesting was the trusting relationship the 10 year old German-American captive girl whom the Captain promised to return to her relatives had with the Captain. I loved the ending - all's right with the world after all despite what looked like a bleak future for the young girl.