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Beyond the Smoke

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When Bryan Wheeler s parents are killed by Comanche raiders, he wonders how he will survive without them. With a few supplies, two guns, and his mother s Bible, he sets out to create a new life for himself in the western wilderness. During his travels he meets new friends, including an eccentric trader, a Texas ranger, and an orphan girl. But enemies lurk in the West, too, ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published March 23rd 2009 by Journeyforth (first published October 1st 2008)
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Dec 02, 2010 Katie rated it liked it
I give 3 stars to this story. The story plot was well thought-out and engaging, carrying me from one of Bryan’s adventures to the next. It’s amazing that a sixteen year old boy could go through so much, and come out better and more mature from the experience – but that’s how it was back then: kids grew up fast.

Beyond the Smoke was a quick read, but I enjoyed each minute in the 145 page book! From discovering the murder and massacre of his family, the story continues on to show Bryan’s difficult
Jill Williamson
Jan 12, 2009 Jill Williamson rated it really liked it
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Bryan Wheeler is out hunting dinner. He shoots a nice rabbit and takes it back to the wagon train only to find everything destroyed and everyone killed—including his family. Comanche raiders had attacked while he was out hunting and they could come back anytime. Bryan quickly gathers a few supplies and sets out to find a safe place. He meets plenty of trouble on his journey including a violent slave owner, a young Indian boy, and a town with a sheriff set on giving him t
Trinity Rose
Jun 11, 2011 Trinity Rose rated it it was amazing
I've never read any books by Terry Burns before, but am really glad that I did. He is now a new favorite in the Western genre. His book Beyond the Smoke was full of adventure and peril. I love Westerns that involve God and the characters that follow God.
I'm quite impressed with Beyond the Smoke and Terry Burns. Now I need to find more books by this fantastic author.
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