When eight-year-old Bethany is kidnapped from her prairie home in the winter of 1870, her older brother James will stop at nothing to rescue her—even if that means traveling the dangerous Santa Fe Trail.
At sixteen, James isn’t exactly sure what it means to “grow up.” He only knows that his mother blames him for Bethany’s kidnapping, and he has to make things right. Overpowering his fear of the unknown, he launches into a quest for justice and redemption. James will face vagrants, criminals, and even the law to hunt Bethany down—but his internal obstacles may prove more threatening still. Will he find her before it’s too late?
The Dark Prairie is an introspective adventure that will grip readers with its rich imagery and vivid characters. Provoking readers with its poetry and perspective, this earthy and often humorous story is sure to captivate.