The Captive Trail is second in a six-book series about four
generations of the Morgan family living, fighting, and thriving amidst a turbulent
Texas history spanning from 1845 to 1896. Although a series, each book can
be read on its own.
Taabe Waipu has run away from her Comanche village and
is fleeing south in Texas on a horse she stole from a dowry left outside her family's
teepee. The horse has an accident and she is left on foot, injured and exhausted.
She staggers onto a road near Fort Chadbourne and collapses.
On one of the
first runs through Texas, Butterfield Overland Mail Company driver Ned Bright carries
two Ursuline nuns returning to their mission station. They come across a woman
who is nearly dead from exposure and dehydration and take her to the mission.
some detective work, Ned discovers Taabe Waipu identity. He plans to unite her with
her family, but the Comanche have other ideas, and the two end up defending the
mission station. Through Taabe and Ned we learn the true meaning of healing
and restoration amid seemingly powerless situations.