Texas Yankee: Homecoming

Texas Yankee Homecoming Texas Yankee Homecoming is an adventurous love story set in Central Texas during the turbulent years following the Civil War After fighting in the Yankee Cavalry Joshua Granger returns to Texas to ma

  • Title: Texas Yankee: Homecoming
  • Author: Jerry Orange
  • ISBN: 9781478301790
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Texas Yankee Homecoming is an adventurous love story set in Central Texas during the turbulent years following the Civil War After fighting in the Yankee Cavalry, Joshua Granger returns to Texas to marry beautiful Sarah Lynn Smith in spite of the fact that one of her Confederate brothers has tried to kill him Joshua and Sarah refuse to let anything stop them from becomiTexas Yankee Homecoming is an adventurous love story set in Central Texas during the turbulent years following the Civil War After fighting in the Yankee Cavalry, Joshua Granger returns to Texas to marry beautiful Sarah Lynn Smith in spite of the fact that one of her Confederate brothers has tried to kill him Joshua and Sarah refuse to let anything stop them from becoming man and wife in this dramatic tale of triumph A hopeful love letter from Sarah sets Joshua on an unusual journey from Kentucky to Texas in early 1866 With a couple of good horses and some big ideas he leaves the security of family and inheritance behind for the love of a strong woman on the Texas frontier In Arkansas, Joshua takes on the responsibility of a mentally challenged orphan and is saddled with two wagons full of prostitutes who need a guide to Dallas In the meantime Sarah is planning their wedding in spite of her mother s protests while she waits anxiously for Joshua s return Upon arrival in Georgetown, Texas Joshua finds that he is unwelcome in the community and marrying Sarah is not the foregone conclusion he expected it to be The next year is filled with the humor and hardship of homesteading a ranch, fighting Comanche and outlaws, breaking wild horses, catching and branding wild cattle, and hunting buffalo In between the work, Joshua tries to fulfill the obligations of courtship as required by Sarah s family before they will bless her marriage to the Yankee The gritty realism, the heartache, and the laughter that goes into making this frontier family brings Reconstruction Era Texas to life.

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    About "Jerry Orange"

    1. Jerry Orange

      Jerry Orange was recently accepted into Western Writers of America and his latest book, Texas Yankee Honeymoon has been submitted to that organization for consideration in the annual Spur Awards To receive a Spur Award would be a dream come true We ll see how it all works out Jerry Orange has been a preacher, a soldier, a rodeo cowboy, and a Civil War cavalry re enactor among other things His lifelong interest in guns led him to become an NRA certified pistol and rifle instructor Jerry has also had lifelong fascination with horses He has broke horses and been broken by them which is reflected in the realism of some scenes in his books Jerry grew up in Central Kentucky the eldest son of a Baptist preacher He jokes about being raised on Jesus, John Wayne and Louis L Amour He wrote his first complete story in high school then branched into poetry in college Jerry joined the Army on Senior Skip day in 1982 While everyone else went to the lake, Jerry went to Louisville and enlisted in the Artillery on the delayed entry program He spent his 18th birthday in the gas chamber at Fort Sill, Oklahoma It s one of the few birthdays he still remembers It was also his first trip west of the Mississippi It would not be his last Jerry was infected with wander lust at an early age and was always drawn to the American west The longest he s ever stayed in one spot was 5 and years during his childhood That wander lust seems to have infected his books too To date Jerry has been to 28 states and 9 foreign countries while his books have readers in 15 countries on 5 continents Jerry s rodeo days began in Germany, of all places, with the European Rodeo Cowboy Association American service men and women were putting on rodeos around Europe and asked Jerry to join them Jerry had never been to a rodeo before but agreed to join anyway He helped build the arena and was entered in the first rodeo he ever saw He lasted six seconds on that first bareback horse After returning from his time on active duty Jerry joined a group putting on rodeos around Central Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana He went from riding bareback broncs to bulls when he let his mouth overload his behind, it was put up or shut up Not willing to back down he got on the bull and it was one of the greatest experiences of his life Jerry went to college after active duty where he joined Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and ROTC If it hadn t been for these two influences he probably wouldn t have finished college He majored in getting acquainted with the ladies but graduated with a degree in Political Science which he says certified him as a liar and thief While in ROTC, Jerry graduated the hard way from Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia with a broken foot and a concussion.Not being a good enough liar to go into politics and unwilling to steal, Jerry has held several jobs over the years including bill collector and route salesman for Schwan s Home Food Service He currently works in Afghanistan where the slow drip of daily adrenaline satisfies his need for excitement while enabling him to support his beautiful wife, five wonderful kids, three dogs, and two mortgages Jerry met Tracye a native Texan, his best friend, and biggest fan online and after a long distance courtship they married in Texas of course Jerry likes Texas and now refers to Texas as home The native Texans think he fits in pretty well He enjoys his family, working with horses when he gets the chance, shooting his guns with his friends, and researching the history of the American Frontier Jerry takes pride in crafting his experience, research, and imagination into stories people enjoy reading.

    530 thoughts on “Texas Yankee: Homecoming”

    1. In the United States Civil War, it pitted brother against brother in a scar that shaped our nation to what it is today.  Those men made decision that shaped their lives and family well beyond the war and they had to suffer the consequences of standing behind their convictions.Joshua decided to fight against the confederacy and stand up for his believes.  After the war when he returns home to Texas to marry his beloved he doesn’t receive the welcome he hoped for. Texas Yankee: Homecoming, tel [...]


    2. This is Jerry's first book and he has proven that he is a very talented writer. If you're a Louis La'mor fan you'll love this book.


    3. EnjoyableGood entertainment.Clean with a good amount of history. It covers several years of good American history worth remembering.I would recommend it.


    4. What a phenomenal book from Mr. Jerry P. Orange! This book has a bit of everything in it. It is a true western adventure. I would even go so far as to say that this is the start of the grown up version of the "Little House on the Prairie" series! Everyone interested in what it was like living in Texas in the late eighteen-sixties would absolutely love this book! And, it continues on with the second book "Texas Yankee Honeymoon". When we first meet our protagonist, Joshua Granger, he had been a b [...]


    5. Very pleasant surprise I was very pleasantly surprised with this book. The story in this book is very good. It has a definite beginning with some goal in mind and it always works toward that goal no matter the sub plots and it clearly reaches it's goal. I liked both Joshua and Sarah and I am anxious to read the sequel to see how they cart. There were a few loose ends in this book and I could live without knowing the answer but maybe they will be cleared up in the sequel.My cons with the book is [...]


    6. I don't really read Westerns, never really caught my interest. However, Texas Yankee: Homecoming did just that. It drew me in from the very start. I loved the development of characters. The story flows well and doesn't leave you skim reading to get through pages and pages of "fluff". The Author does a good job of gaining and maintaining your interest through the whole thing. He does a good job of describing the surroundings without overkill. He allows his readers to flex their imagination muscle [...]


    7. Endearing southern gentleman, beautiful women, realistic and romantic scenic settings, dangers lurking all about – this is the early Texas we all love and has fostered our common pride. To test your courage, love and endurance - Could you have survived this dangerous time in Texas history? Written as Orange has portrayed, I’d gladly give it a go, if I was coming up with his strong, waggish but decent characters. Great book for any age group.An advanced copy of this book was provided for an h [...]


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