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The Pioneers (American Family Portrait #5)

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From the crime-infested streets of 1890s New York to the boisterous frontier town of Denver, join the hunt for Jesse Morgan in this fifth book of An American Family Portrait.
Paperback, 414 pages
Published December 31st 2006 by RiverOak Publishing (first published 1996)
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Kate Matson
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Young Jesse Morgan was always the hero of his imaginary adventures. But when a real-life act of heroism appears to go terribly wrong, he flees New York City for the anonymity of the wide open plains. Little does he know he is being followed.
Close on his heels is Emily Austin, who knows what really happened in New York; Clara, Jesse's mother, who risks dangers to find her son; and Richard Tykas, a private detective who knows that when he finds Jesse he'll find his real prey- Emily Austin
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Tessa Palmeri
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series made me fall in love with American history!
Debby Gerth
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bottom-shelf
Best series ever.
Homewood Public Library
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Jesse Morgan grew up on the lower east side of New York City. He and his mother had struggled to live since his father died in a fire. For years now she has been sewing piece work in her home and Jesse works at a glass factory which employs many children. When not at work he is aggravated by bullies on the streets. It was during an altercation with those bullies that Jesse met Emily Barnes. When she gave several blasts on her whistle they thought the police had arrived to grab them.
Emily has wan
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Frankie
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012


This book is very good, but I didn't enjoy the protagonist at the beginning of the novel. I thought he was about 11 years old, but actually, he was 19. Ouch. Also, I am not a big fan of pioneers or the conquest of the west, however, learning about the tenements in NYC, the progression from steamboat to train, and prairie lifestyle was very interesting.
Katherine
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was slightly disappointed with this story. I love the action that comes with height of the pioneer experience and the author puts the people at the end of the "rush to the West". It is still a very good story, but not quite what I was expecting.
Julie Christianson
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I like this series of books.
Elaine Atkins
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

An easy fun read. I like the lack of foul language. I also like the positive moral tones of the story.
Kharissa
Jun 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christian/Historical Fiction fans
Very good book! I think this book wraps you up in the story just as much as the first. Very interesting turn of events! (read the "Victor edition")
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Jack Cavanaugh is an award-winning, full-time freelance author with twenty-five published novels to his credit. His nine-volume American Family Portrait series spans the history of a nation from 1630 to the present and is still in print nearly fifteen years following its release.

A student of the novel for more than a quarter of a century, Jack takes his craft seriously, continuing to study and tea
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