The Tangled Trail

An Epic Quest For Love, Family And Home In The American West

by Shirley D. Meier


Book Details

The dreams and destinies of two stalwart families collide in the late 1800’s.

Werner Baumann, a widower, looks for his rebellious run-away son, Otto. The trail leads him from Germany to St. Louis, Missouri and then to Dakota Territory. Along the way, he is helped by a newspaper man and is captivated by his niece, the spirited Elizabeth Frank. But their paths separate as Werner’s adventurous search takes him into the far wilderness and lonely Elizabeth, hearing he perished, marries and they join her ambitious father starting a cattle ranch. However, Werner unexpectedly returns and their secret entangled love engulfs them all in a struggle between loyalty and passion. With a rich backdrop of the area’s historical events, their hardy pioneer life mixes with the issues of infidelity, guilt and family responsibility until a surprising resolution emerges.


About the Author

Shirley D. Meier

Shirley D. Meier, born and raised in North Dakota, is a descendant of German pioneers who helped tame the western landscape. A University of Montana graduate, she worked previously in theater and education. Now living in Colorado, she enjoys her family, traveling and has published several non-fiction books.

Also by Shirley D. Meier

Four Points in Time and Place
ANN FORT - Threads of a Splendid Life
A RIVER JOURNEY, Deep and Dear
Bittersweet Marigolds
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