Indians, disease, cyclones, and danger are around every turn in Mark of the Rose by Margie Bush Rhoades Hobbs. The Simpson family fleas Illinois during a drought and heads due west for the promise of good land and a new beginning. The untamed Wild West serves as a backdrop to the challenges facing this godly family. Will they survive? Is the Mark of the Rose a sign of promise, or death? Hobbs portrays the dilemmas faced by early settlers of the West in the late 18th century in this inspirational story of faith. A touching panorama of prairie living that explores the life and loss of the Simpsons and the faith it took to survive Indian Territory.
©2009 Margie Bush Rhoades Hobbs (P)2009 Tate