Item description for Beneath a Dakota Cross (Fortunes of the Black Hills, Book 1) by Stephen Bly...
Overview A gripping western historical family saga that traces the lives of the Fortune family. Gold prospector A.C. "Brazos" Fortune, a widower with four children, fights the inner battle between right and wrong as he struggles to provide for his family during the Dakota Territory gold rush of 1875. The first in a six-book series that traces the lives of Brazos Fortune, his children, his grandchildren and their heritage of faith.
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Studio: Broadman & Holman Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 1999
Publisher Broadman And Holman
Series Fortunes Of The Black Hills
Series Number 1
ISBN 0805416595 ISBN13 9780805416596 UPC 634337009995
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen Bly
Stephen Bly lives in the mountains of north-central Idaho on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. He has written more than 70 books for adults and kids, including a number of popular series for Crossway, and serves as pastor of the Winchester Community Church. He is also the town's mayor. Visit his website at www.blybooks.com.
Stephen A. Bly currently resides in Winchester, in the state of Idaho. Stephen A. Bly was born in 1944.
Stephen A. Bly has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Beneath a Dakota Cross (Fortunes of the Black Hills, Book 1)?
A Christian version of a Louis L'Amour novel! Jan 9, 2003
Brazos Fortune is determined to find his dream under some type of cross. However, he is forced to leave behind his youngest child, beloved Dacee. An adventurer herself, she runs away.
Gold fever, hunger and hardship mark the adventures and close calls suffered by Brazos and his friends. Bly certainly does a good job of painting the surroundings clearly to the reader.
This is the first book of the series, Fortunes of the Black Hills.
Stephen Bly Captures the Spirit of Dakota Mar 10, 2001
This was the first book I've read by Stephen Bly, and I am more than anxious to read the next in the series. As a former resident of the Black Hills, I found Bly's descriptions of the Dakota landscape accurate enough to make me homesick. His characters are well developed and sympathetic, and I especially enjoy his sparkling dialogue passages that help develop the characters and bring comic relief and a sense of comraderie between the characters not unlike the good natured humorof a good John Wayne movie. I look forward to reading the second book in this series.
A Dangerous Quest Sep 27, 2000
Brazos Fortune sets out on a journey for a new home after locals threaten the lives and property of his family. He follows a vision he receives of a Dakota cross and faces corrupt lawmen, wild outlaws, and a bitter winter as he wrestles with the temptations of gold and a burning desire to be reunited with his family. Each family member seems so real and alive. Reader is pulled in to care about what happens to them.
Excellent book! Jul 8, 1999
IN SEARCH OF A NEW LIFE OUT WEST, BRAZOS FORTUNE FINDS HIS FAMILY ENDANGERED BY THE VERY QUEST HE HOPED WOULD SAVE THEM.