When Jack Brannigan whacked a stump with his knee, lost his breakfast down the horse's front leg and bruised his manhood on the saddle horn, all on the first morning of the ride, he knew the venture would play hell with his sense of humor. Without thinking twice, maybe not even once, he had ignored the elements of endurance warning in the brochure and flew to New Mexico for a week-long, 135-mile horseback ride. On twenty-two horses and a mule named Molly, the riders would chase the ghost of Billy the Kid over the mountains and across the desert from Lincoln to Fort Sumner. Choking dust, scorching sun, freezing rain, and a blistered butt prove the brochure to be true. But elements become the least of Jack's concerns when tragedy strikes. The riders discover Bonita, a courageous and beautiful young woman, kidnapped and held as a slave on Paradise Mountain, and Jack Brannigan faces the biggest challenge of his life.
Can a man from the 21st century survive in 1847? Murdered on his birthday, August Myles finds “crossing over” is nothing like he'd ever heard, read, or imagined, and learns he has not earned a ticket to Paradise. In a grand experiment, the members of the Divine Council gave August another chance. Or did they?
With all the limitations of a mortal, he is sent back in time to rescue an 11-year-old orphan girl, to get her safely from Missouri to Oregon. An impossible mission. An adventure filled with death and danger, courage and fear, love and hate, happiness and heartbreak - a grueling journey on the world’s longest graveyard - with Bonner’s Disciples on the Oregon Trail.
Yet, with all the needs and passions of a mortal man, August must also battle the advances of two gorgeous women during long months and close encounters. One woman just wants to seduce him. Another falls in love. But for August Myles, carnal knowledge is forbidden.
Is there no justice?
What is real freedom? True friendship? The value of life? And what impact would life make on a child forced to work like a man since age 11?
Blue Moon Bailey, son of a devoted God-fearing mother and useless alcoholic father grew up during the great depression in sharecropper shacks of the rural South, in a family so destitute that joining a hobo jungle would be considered social climbing. On his 16th birthday, Blue walked away with the only two things he’d ever owned; a guitar and a dream.
Vagabond Blue pulls the reader into a young man’s heart and soul in his relentless pursuit of an elusive dream; and evokes sympathy for the middle-class young woman who can’t stop loving him – a saga that spans more than 20 years.