Jan 9, 2010
This is the second installment of Gayle Martin’s “Luke and Jenny Adventure.” I was surprised that this book was just as good as the first book, “Gunfight at the OK Corral.”
Once again Luke and his sister Jenny are transported back to the Wild West by a ghost named Paul. Paul said “every story has a beginning, and the Lincoln County story begins here. This is Fort Stanton. It is where the army sent me. I’m a Buffalo Soldier and part of the 9th Cavalry.”
The story is about Billy the Kid and his impact on our history. Little was known about him until he was fourteen when his mom died. He was born Henry Antrim but changed his first name to his step fathers name of William. No one knows why he changed his last name to Bonney. Billy’s wish was to perform on the stage. But as history teaches us, that did not come to be.
Once again Ms. Martin teaches us all a lot of life lessons. Some that I am sorry to say are fading away. Loyalty and people thinking about others before they think about themselves is one example.
I really hope that Ms. Martin continues on with the Luke and Jenny series. They are entertaining and full of little known facts about the Wild West and its colorful characters. I honestly can’t say this book is good for any certain age as I found this book to be a good read for all.
This book is G rated