Finding Emma is a fantastic story of adventure and love intertwined with the true historical events of the 1860s American West and the clash of white and Native American cultures. The fictional couple, Bob and Emma, like thousands of emigrants, is thrust into this sometimes violent period, where their strength of character, their hope, and their love for each other get tested by the transforming events brought on by the civil war and the clash of white and Native cultures on the Great Plains. While many of the historical events of this period have been recorded, the lives and stories of many thousands of Native Americans, mountain men, traders, freighters, emigrants, farmers, and soldiers have been lost to history. This book invites you to follow the trials and tribulations of our fictional couple as they travel on the Santa Fe Trail to the emerging trading markets of the Southwest, only to be derailed by renegade Comanche and Sioux who attack their wagon train and change their lives forever. The story is set against the actual historical events and places of the period and will keep you spellbound until the dramatic and violent conclusion of Bob and Emma’s odyssey.