Thursday, June 14, 2018
Lizzi Tremayne’s A LONG TRAIL ROLLING – A Pony Express Adventure!
Set in 1860, this is the story of Aleksandra from Poland and Xavier , a Californio who becomes a station keeper for the Pony Express where he meets Aleksandra. Trained in Cossack horse riding, she decides to join the Pony Express while eluding the Russian man she believes is responsible for her father’s death. Disguised as a boy, she rides through difficult territory where the Paiute Indian Wars are raging.
The author’s considerable research into the era and the Pony Express are reflected in great detail in this story, which is nearly 400 pages. If you’ve always wanted to know what it was like to be one of those riders, or all that went into the Express, you will experience it with Aleksandra. The action scenes with arrows flying all around her and a villain in pursuit will keep you turning pages but they come in the last half of the book. (The beginning requires patience as Aleks and Xavier get to know each other and share information about the Pony Express.)
Both Aleksandra and Xavier are exceptional people and are attracted to each other from the beginning. Each has reservations, but the relationship progresses at a steady pace.
Exceptional detail and historical authenticity add to this Pony Express adventure!