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TRAVIS PASS
ANNETTE SNYDER
ISBN# 1-59374-493-5
2006
Whiskey Creek Press
www.whiskeycreekpress.com
E-Book
$5.99
230 pages
Historical
Rating: 3 cups

Aggie Kubat is the beautiful daughter of Czech immigrants to Nebraska. Born to parents who love each other deeply, she wants the same for herself. However, the love of her life left ten years before.

Travis spent the first ten years of his life with the Kubat family and the next ten with his wealthy Bostonian grandparents, the Eversbys. Now a grown man, he feels something is missing from his life and goes back to Nebraska to find it.

In the time of the land rush of the late 1800s, the lives of a wealthy American family and a poor immigrant one are intertwined forever in their children. Separated for ten years, Travis and Aggie still love each other, but Aggie is engaged to another man.

I really enjoyed the first part of the story. Joseph and Frances Kubat are very appealing characters, their love for each other and determination to be successful in a new land makes for a great story all on its own. The author describes the Nebraska Plains and the trip west on the wagon train vividly. However, the love story between Travis and Aggie was a little disappointing, there is little detail of their lives after Travis’ departure and I found it hard to believe that a couple so in love would not even write to each other in all that time. I found the Widow’s new career a little unnecessary to the plot, as was Belle’s association with Travis and his grandfather. Travis and Aggie are good characters despite this and the story is an entertaining one.

Maura
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