Author Thomas Nathan Tomlinson’s new book “Exceptional People” is a fascinating work of historical fiction following a caravan heading to California in 1841.


Thomas Nathan Tomlinson, a native of Nebraska, a lifelong history student and ordained United Methodist deacon who spent twenty years working as a cowboy on ranches and feedlots across the country before moving on to manage cattle ranching companies in Georgia and Missouri, changing course in midlife to serve for twenty years as a United Methodist pastor in Missouri, where he lives today, has completed his new book “Exceptional People”: a gripping story that continues to turn the pages until its satisfying conclusion.

In 1841, several groups of people wanted to be the first to take a wagon to California. Each of the small groups assumes that they are the only ones planning such a trip. Father Joseph McCoy is the leader of one of the small groups planning the trip to California. Its people have an advantage over others because of their famous mountaineer and guide. Another of the small groups is led by a very ambitious men’s committee organized under the name of the Western Immigration Association. They have an advantage over others because of their meticulous planning and organization. Rufus Kelsey is the leader of another small group. He’s the head of a rough and tough hillbilly clan, and their advantage over others comes from their reckless desperation. All these people mix and match on the way to California. Romance and adventure can be found in every wagon as these people of all walks of life face one trial after another in their quest to live the American Dream. Add in a herd of cattle traveling with one of the wagon trains, and you have a powerful story of men and women ready to face unknown hardships in order to find happiness and prosperity. Their story is one of scorching romance and raw courage that brings the colonization of the west to life. In its simplest form, this book is the story of a small group of exceptional people.

Published by Page Publishing, Thomas Nathan Tomlinson’s compelling book is an excellent choice for readers who are passionate about historical fiction.

Readers who wish to explore this compelling work can purchase “Outstanding People” in bookstores around the world, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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