The Platte River Waltz, Orphans in the Storm #2020

The Platte River Waltz, Orphans in the Storm By Ken Consaul The Platte River Waltz Orphans in the Storm Set in a panorama of the American West as its portrait is first being painted The Platte River Waltz is the initial stroke in the unfolding of Josh Bonner s tale In only seventeen years old on
  • Title: The Platte River Waltz, Orphans in the Storm
  • Author: Ken Consaul
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    The Platte River Waltz, Orphans in the Storm By Ken Consaul Set in a panorama of the American West as its portrait is first being painted, The Platte River Waltz is the initial stroke in the unfolding of Josh Bonner s tale In 1848, only seventeen years old, on the Oregon Trail and suddenly orphaned, Josh begins a journey through the unsettled frontier of a wild continent Just making first acquaintance with manhood, he quickly finSet in a panorama of the American West as its portrait is first being painted, The Platte River Waltz is the initial stroke in the unfolding of Josh Bonner s tale In 1848, only seventeen years old, on the Oregon Trail and suddenly orphaned, Josh begins a journey through the unsettled frontier of a wild continent Just making first acquaintance with manhood, he quickly finds his future linked to Elizabeth Hampton, a coquette from his old hometown Together they resolve to venture into an uncertain and dangerous future Accompanied by Jubilee, an escaped slave, Josh and Elizabeth join a wagon train of Missouri emigrants led by a voyageur scout and a town constable turned captain The couple commences a lusty exploration of the lands they pass and of each other.The scout is the first to recognize the mettle of Josh Bonner, taking the novitiate under his wing Others in the party, a missionary couple, an adventurous sawbones, and a clan of farmers, quickly recognize the newcomers as a formidable alliance that drives the expedition across the wild prairie The land, the weather, and human frailty threaten, but cannot daunt their resolve Populated with compelling characters, colorful dialog, intriguing subplots, and thrilling encounters The Platte River Waltz explores a period of American history largely bypassed by contemporary historical fiction.Orphans in the Storm introduces the reader to Josh and Elizabeth, their companions and the settings Tragedy marries their fortunes together as they are adopted by a train of emigrants from Missouri Josh and Elizabeth remain by the crossing to repair Elizabeth s wagon Nature takes its course between the two A second train joins the Metzger group and several characters are introduced, chief among them are the scout, Will Lacy, and Jakob DeKop, owner of a boot factory moving his business and employees westward The first elusive herd of buffle appear and the hunt commences Josh and Elizabeth, their trysting discovered, bend to the will of the combined trains but not before Elizabeth tests her will against the emigrants.The Bonners and their companions venture on from Chimney Rock towards Fort Laramie Water runs short and forces a change in the proposed route, an arduous trek into the hills Arriving at the fort, the party rests and recharges Some unsavory characters are encountered Shortly after arriving, some of their horses are stolen and the scout leads a party, including Josh, in pursuit Orphans in the Storm concludes with the departure from Fort Laramie as the emigrants enter the Black Hills
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      The fall of 2015 will herald the release of the third volume in the Bonner Family saga The working title is Hangtown and will continue Josh and Elizabeth s adventures in the first days of the California Gold Rush One reader commented in their review that I was cruel for leaving the reader knee deep in a freezing river Sorry for that, Hangtown should be just what so many readers have asked for Josh and Elizabeth will partner up with Duncan Shipwash, the Brit mining engineer, and with Jubal, their faithful friend The family Van Volk will, as many emigrants to the Gold Country did, open a bakery and restaurant We will meet a company of Argonauts who come to Alta California to seek their fortunes Along the way, you will learn about gold prospecting and the early, lawless days in California after the Mexican War and the California Republic.Let me tell you how the first two books The Platte River Waltz series and this upcoming book came to be I read, and highly recommend, the non fiction book Men to Match my Mountains by Irving Stone He chronicles the opening of the early west, the migration across the plains and the history of California Once I d finished Stone s book, I started looking for fiction about the migration west Most everything I found was young adult fiction and I decided to create my own characters and pen a story for an adult audience The Platte River Waltz books were the result I might note several of the reviews criticized the book for some sexual content the readers deemed superfluous and not adding to the story I didn t include the passages simply to be prurient My two main characters were newlywed eighteen year olds turned loose on a wild frontier What can I say That s what eighteen year old newlyweds do.At the end of The Growler Brigade the two main characters have arrived in the gold country and found early success The story couldn t just stop so I started researching the history of California The early days of the Gold Rush and the transition of Alta California from a virtually ignored Mexican province, to an independent republic, to an American territory is one of the most exciting periods in American history What is now San Francisco was a tiny trading settlement on the bay numbering about eight hundred inhabitants With the discovery of gold, the sleepy village of Yerba Buena was transformed to the most popular destination on earth, drawing fortune hunters, dreamers, visionaries and villains from every corner and country on the planet The new arrivals tramped inland by the thousands and clad over every riverbank, arroyo, and canyon of the Sierras None were prepared for what they encountered.I hope to announce the release of Hangtown in November of 2015 and hope you will join the Bonners and their friends and enemies along the way You will learn a little history and a bit about wresting the color from the wild rivers of the Sierra Nevada Familiar characters come and go New friends share the thrill and dangers of a wild and violent world For those who have enjoyed the first two books, sorry for the wait For those who have yet to meet Josh and Elizabeth Bonner, the adventure is just a click away.In another genre, crime fiction, Consaul has just released Deadly Talley The protagonist, Dean Talley, is an Orange County sheriff grown cynical from years of exposure to the worst people can do to each other Numb and disinterested, he is going through the motions.until his wife is the victim of a carjacking and is placed in a coma to save her life.

    110 thoughts on “The Platte River Waltz, Orphans in the Storm

    • Between the early 1830s and 1870, some 400,000 farmers, miners, and businessmen packed up their families and hit the Oregon Trail Imagine the population of today s Tucson packing up everything they need to survive and cramming it into wagons smaller than a SUV The hopeful settlers hitched their destiny to teams of mules and oxen, and set out from St Joseph, Missouri Several long months later if they survived they arrived in Oregon.Josh Bonner is one of those emigrants His family starts their tre [...]


    • American History tells us from 1830 1870 thousands of families loaded up wagons with things needed for traveling from Missouri going to Oregon, having to tell their friends and relatives good bye knowing they may not ever see them again, heading to the wide open West with excitement and enthusiasm.In 1948, the Bonner family and the Hampton family was on their way to a new life when cholera hit the wagon train, both sets of parents became ill and died leaving their children Young Josh Bonner, age [...]


    • I can t believe this book has an overall rating of 4 stars I purchased it cheaply and read it on my kindle which is good because it would have been a huge waste to sacrifice trees for this idiot of an author He does get one star for the authenticity of historical knowledge about wagons and gear settlers must have experienced crossing early America That s where it ends I have never seen anything in print that was so poorly proofread It was so distracting I wanted to put it down This man needs to [...]


    • This is the first of 2 books about a wagon train trek from Ohio area out west to Oregon and California Even though this book is fiction I think there might be some truth to their trek in the wagons, challenges with the Indians, the weather, food, livestock so many things I m glad I live today with all this technology around me especially the technology of a washing machine These types of books are super easy, quick reads but a deeper meaning comes out when I find myself grateful for the things i [...]


    • I am tired of reading self published books filled with poor grammar, inaccurate punctuation, and absurdly incorrect sentence structure This is one of the worse examples Folks, if you are going to self publish, get a friend who knows how to use the written English language to edit your book This is book that, on the surface, seems to be written by a C average 13 year old I had a hard time getting into the story and descriptions while being bombarded with poor writing Rant completed.


    • Mixed ReviewThis could have been a really good book, except for the laborious and overly detailed descriptions The premise of the book was great I would have enjoyed connecting with the characters, and less with the tedious descriptors On the other hand, the author stayed true to the time period and did his historical homework I imagine the next book will be even better.


    • Easy to read, likeable characters Good choice Easy to read, likeable characters Good choice close 3 stars as it is not an uber thought provoker but a good solid read Not as dramatically told or poignant as much of historical fiction I ve read, but definitely worth it.


    • Great bookI really enjoyed this book I missed the first one but will go back and read it I really want to read them all.




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