The Next Right Thing [NOOK Book]

Overview

As nineteen-year old Travis Garrett begins his journey west in the spring of 1860, he is filled with the freewheeling excitement of working as a wrangler on a covered wagon train crew. But when devastation wracks the settlers, he must battle bandits, buffalo herds, and floods to save himself and his fellow survivors. Upon reaching the town of Ogallala, what Travis first envisions as a safe haven instead leads to his awkward discovery of first love, the brutal jealousy of a jilted suitor, and a showdown with the ...
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The Next Right Thing

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Overview

As nineteen-year old Travis Garrett begins his journey west in the spring of 1860, he is filled with the freewheeling excitement of working as a wrangler on a covered wagon train crew. But when devastation wracks the settlers, he must battle bandits, buffalo herds, and floods to save himself and his fellow survivors. Upon reaching the town of Ogallala, what Travis first envisions as a safe haven instead leads to his awkward discovery of first love, the brutal jealousy of a jilted suitor, and a showdown with the most notorious bandit of them all—El Gato, wanted for murder in two countries.

Travis, and those around him, soon learn that life can be tenuous and the path they set out on may not lead to the place they were expecting.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012858290
  • Publisher: American Book Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • File size: 558 KB

Meet the Author

Bill Russell was raised in a small, southwest Texas town, located in a region known as the Texas Hill Country. The rolling hills are cloaked in cedar, oak, and pecan trees, which create a dense habitat filled with wild game. Their home is comfortably shared with cattle and a wide variety of goats, most of whom are reluctant to leave their wooded homes until being herded out into the open by insistent ranchers that constantly struggle to keep their ledger books on the hopeful side of interest.

The oldest of five kids, Bill grew up in wretched poverty. Fortunately, there was one kindly ranch family that welcomed Bill into their midst and counted him as one of their own. This made it possible for him to spend countless days in the deep woods, learning the ways of the great American cowboy.

When Bill happened by the recruiting office of the U.S. Marine Corps, the desk sergeant saw easy pickings and soon had seventeen-year old Bill Russell enlisted in Marine boot camp with his new official status of “high school dropout.” However, for the first time in his life, Bill found himself in an environment where the opportunities for advancement weren’t automatically handed out to the class favorites. Bill earned two meritorious promotions and, with an honorable discharge, used his newfound skills to forge a career in urban law enforcement. Now a veteran police commander and SWAT sniper, Bill just completed a year-long tour in Afghanistan as a U.S. Department of State trainer to the Afghan National Police.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Overcoming Life's Challenges

    With having 15 grandchildren, I would recommend this book to all readers, especially young people. Though the setting is in late 1890's, the author has proven there is nothing 'new' under the sun. The Battle of the Ages applies the same then as it does now.

    Humanity is the same, abuse, struggles, loneliness, temptations to overcome and deciding to do the next right thing many times is the best option.

    The chain of events is thrilling, very real and puts one on the edge as each situation leads to something so unexpected! Teaching the reader how to overcome when circumstances seem unbearable or impossible.

    I recommend this book. It will have a tremendous effect on your perspective of life.

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