M.B. Tosi, author of The Indian Path Series
www.MBTosi.com      

The Solitary Path of Courage 

Review from Jim Langford, Director Emeritus of University of Notre Dame Press

"M.B. Tosi continues her series of wonderful books with The Solitary Path of Courage, an exciting story of the Old West. As with all of her books, this one is alive with adventure, genuine history, difficult decisions, and faith. It is a book to enjoy."

Review from Dr. Joe Rubino, bestselling author of The Self-Esteem Book

"Author M.B. Tosi has scored another success with her fifth book, The Solitary Path of Courage. In her unique Indian Path series, which combines well-researched events in the Indian Wars with inspirational fictional stories about pioneers making their way in the Old West, history comes alive with realistic characters living their lives in dangerous times and war. As her stepbrothers become involved in the struggles of the Nez Perce Indians, a young woman courageously seeks her path as a journalist in a man’s world. Their lives become entwined as the Nez Perce flee their ancestral lands, and the fast-moving adventure reads like an action movie. I highly recommend this book. You won’t be disappointed!"

Review from Regina M. Joseph, author of The Alterran Legacy Series

"In The Solitary Path of Courage, MB Tosi continues her insightful tales of western life in the late 1800s. Her heroines are strong and resourceful, yet considerate and caring (not the prevailing "badass" sterotype) -- the kind of person you'd like to know, and the kind of Americans that you can imagine actually molded the civilization of the Western United States.

Samantha O'Brien is orphaned on a wagon train nearing the Idaho territory. The wagon master drops her at the home of a missionary family, who have children near her own teen-age years. It's a time of upheaval. White settlers are encroaching on Indian lands, especially those attracted by news of new veins of gold. Traditionally, the Nez Perce Indians have been peaceful and willing to move to avoid conflict, but they are being backed into a corner.

After Samantha's mission home is attacked by rogue warriors, who kill her adoptive mother and kidnap her step-brother, family life begins to unravel. Finding it unbearable, Samantha disguises herself as a male and leaves for nearby Lewiston. Continuing to impersonate a male, she lands a job as a newspaper reporter, and she makes a name for herself as an investigative journalist, including as a chronicler of Indian life, tribal conflicts, and pursuit by the army. Being well researched, the reader is not only entertained, but educated as well. It's a riveting tale by a masterful storyteller that will leave you unable to put it down."

Review from Kathy Perry, bestselling co-author of Stepping Stones to Success

"I was so excited to hear that Author M.B. Tosi had released a new book, The Solitary Path of Courage, her fifth book in The Indian Path Series. She has the wonderful ability to immerse you into the story as it unfolds, so that you are so engaged with the characters and the story that you don't want to stop reading. I loved reading it and learning about the history of the Nez Perce War and the tribe's final flight to Canada. M.B. Tosi did an excellent job of painting the picture and sharing the story from the Indian perspective - it's pretty exciting! I highly recommend reading this book and the whole Indian Path series by M.B. Tosi - they are great books and sure to delight you."

Review from Dr. J.H. Beschenbossel, author of My Buddy Mr. Squash

"M.B. Tosi's new book, The Solitary Path of Courage, is better than a movie. She is one of those authors that can bring words to life and make you feel that you are living in the story, seeing and feeling the sights, sounds, and emotions of the characters. It is more intense than seeing a movie, which can sometimes move so fast as to cause you to miss what the writer thought was important. In the movie you might become distracted by something in the corner of the screen missing out on the important but subtle point the author was trying to convey. In other words a good book is, or can be, more alive and more real than a good movie, and transmit the authors thoughts much more effectively than a mere film. Upon reading all five of M.B. Tosi’s books, I can happily recommend all of them and look forward to more from this fine author."  

Review from John G. Agno, Executive and Business Coach, author of Develop Leadership Skills: A Reference Guide

"Author M.B. Tosi has driven me to tears once again as I read her new Book Five of The Indian Path Series. In Tosi's well-crafted book, The Solitary Path of Courage, a young girl grows into a courageous woman as she hides her feminine strength by masquerading as a male reporter.

Because the Native Americans were jealous of trespassers in their country, no permanent settlers were permitted by them prior to purchases of the land by early settlers or ceded to the government. The American Indian people's land continued to shrink as white settlers moved west, while they had always made alliances, intermarried, and borrowed ideas and technology from other people.

Beginning in the mid-1600s in the East and continuing to the western wilderness, white settlers took Native American land that didn't end in the 1800s as Tosi explains in The Solitary Path of Courage. As The New York Times summed up the Nez Perce War with the government military making way for white settlements, 'On our part, the war was in its origin and motive nothing short of a gigantic blunder and a crime.'

In the words of editor Ralph Dixey of Teyope in Fort Hall, Idaho, which were published in 1939, 'Friends, we are all Indians no matter how white or dark you are. It does not mae any difference where you are, what you are doing, or how much money you are making. We are all Indians...' I highly recommend that we Americans read The Solitary Path of Courage.   


       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author M.B. Tosi has driven me to tears once again as I read her new Book Five of The Indian Path Series. In Tosi’s well-crafted book, The Solitary Path of Courage, a young girl grows into a courageous woman as she hides her feminine strength by masquerading as a male reporter.

 

 

 

Because the Native Americans were jealous of trespassers in their country, no permanent settlers were permitted by them prior to purchases of the land by early settlers or ceded to the government. The American Indian people’s land continued to shrink as white settlers moved west, while they had always made alliances, intermarried, and borrowed ideas and technology from other people.

 

 

 

Beginning in the mid-1600s in the East and continuing to the western wilderness, white settlers took Native American land that didn't end in the 1800s as Tosi explains in The Solitary Path of Courage. As The New York Times summed up the Nez Perce War with the government military making way for white settlements, “On our part, the war was in its origin and motive nothing short of a gigantic blunder and a crime.”

 

 

 

In the words of editor Ralph Dixey of Tevope in Fort Hall, Idaho, which were published in 1939, "Friends, we are all Indians no matter how white or dark you are. It does not make any difference where you are, what you are doing, or how much money you are making. We are all Indians..."

I highly recommend that we Americans read The Solitary Path of Courage