Saturday, December 5, 2020

Train to Laramie by Andrew Roth


About the Book

Book: Train to Laramie

Author: Andrew Roth

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release Date: August 30

Runaway! Tess flees her lecherous stepfather but takes the wrong train, arriving in Laramie.
This end of tracks town bursts with workers building the Transcontinental Railroad, striving to lay the rails that will connect a nation. Threatened by outlaws, Tess is helped by Brett Calloway, a tie cutter for the Union Pacific. But when her stepfather locates her and joins the outlaws terrorizing the region, will her newfound faith in Christ be enough to guide Tess through the danger?

 My Thoughts:

I really got into this story.  Tess is running away because of her stepfather (and horrible people around, but mainly her stepfather).  I think the author handled that part well without being too blatant in the descriptions of what her stepfather wanted.  She gets on the wrong train, or does she?  I love that the author showed our plans are not always God's plans for us.

Brett was awesome.  He's a decent man when there seem to be few of those around.  There is adventure and suspense.  I honestly didn't want to put the book down and it's been a while since I had a historical book that I felt that way about.  The author has a great writing style and I truly enjoyed the entire book.

It was a 4/5 for me.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book via Celebrate Lit.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions started above are 100% mine.

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About the Author

Author of Wildfire For Rose, Andrew Roth joined the U.S. Army before attending California
State University, Bakersfield. He taught American History for twenty-two years at the middle school level before beginning his literary career. Married for over thirty years to his wife, Laurie, Andrew has two married adult children and is a proud grandfather. A native of Kansas, Andrew was raised with a deep love and appreciation for history, particularly the Old West. Andrew’s hope is to glorify God and encourage readers through his writing.


More from Andrew

The American West has always fascinated me with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and the indomitable spirit of the pioneers.  When building the Transcontinental Railroad, nothing could stop the people from their goal. This innovation and tenacity has shaped our soul, our character as a nation. This deep sense of perseverance encourages me through the tough times we face today.


To our God and Creator, able to transform lives and redirect paths. Thank you, Savior.

“. . . And I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt.” –Jeremiah 31:4

Blog Stops

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For Him and My Family, December 1

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 2

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Connie’s History Classroom, December 4

Ashley’s Bookshelf, December 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 6

deb’s Book Review, December 6

Artistic Nobody, December 7 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Daysong Reflections, December 8

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, December 9

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 10

Bizwings Blog, December 10

Betti Mace, December 11


To celebrate his tour, Andrew is giving away the grand prize of a $40 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing your review and participating in the blog tour for "Train to Laramie"! It sounds like one I would enjoy reading.

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the book.I tsounds like a good read.

  3. Thanks for your review. This sounds like a great book.

  4. Wonderful review, Ashley! Sounds like one not to miss. Thank you for sharing.

  5. This sounds like a good story!

  6. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book. it sounds like an excellent read

  7. Thanks for sharing, this sounds interesting.