Reviews

I do not normally enjoy westerns or other works of fiction, but a friend recommended this book to me, and I became engrossed in it. A tale of high adventure based in actual and familiar settings, the main character was developed fully and very well, and his activities were completely credible. The parallel construction of Jacob’s growth as a character coming of age in the Old West, his morality and spiritual strength, and the edge of triumph of good over evil fashioned by Doc Cooper made this novel hard to put down. I highly recommend “Jacob’s Dangerous Inheritance, to anyone who wants to lose himself in a true American adventure. You’ll recognize many of the characters from your own experience, and you’ll feel as though you have made new friends in Jacob and his companions, both human and otherwise. History, folklore, excitement, action, and the human condition are combined into a compelling story. Doc Cooper has hit a home run with the opener of a brilliant series!

Tom Lasko

*****

I met Doc. Cooper at a trade show in St. George, Ut. He talked me into buying his book with a guarantee that if I didn’t like it he would refund my money. I bought Vol. 1 & 2 and am sure glad I did. Vol. 1 got me hooked! I’m an av-ed reader but these were not the kind of books I’d normally read but I couldn’t put them down. I lent them to a friend who also enjoyed them and bought a set for his brother. Great characters, plot twist and adventure and if you’re not careful you may learn a little of American west history. Just bought the 3rd Volume and am ready to read it and get the 4th. You can’t go wrong with Doc. Coopers books!

Tim A.

*****

Five Stars Great book!!

I really enjoyed this second volume! Great job Doc!  I love the part where cookie gets the cowboys back.  I laughed so much.  I also enjoyed the fighting scenes, and the bantering between Jacob and Zac.  I really like that Jacob is getting to know God.  He also shares his experiences with other. Oh I loved the part with the soldiers at the fort.  Jacob sure can be sneaky and sly as a fox. Doc your books are a definitely must read.

Ed R.

*****

My father in law got me started reading this wonderful book. He knows the author and read the 1st book and enjoyed it so much that he wanted to share it with me. I don’t read many books so I was hesitant in accepting the offer but I was visiting him at the time and did not feel I could refuse. To my pleasant surprise after reading one chapter I was hooked. The story flows smoothly from scene to scene along a story line that is easy to follow. Each part is absolutely believable and is backed up by history. I felt like I was walking beside the main character Jacob Morgan all the way to the end of book which had a very interesting and surprising ending. If you enjoy western American history with an easy to read story this would be a great addition to your library. I look forward to reading Vol. II, III, and IV.

Bill C.

*****

Just finished reading all four copies of your books.  The first two I read by myself.  The last two I read out loud to my husband.  When I was reading about the boil  and Emily’s revenge on Zac, I laughed so hard I could hardly read it. We really enjoyed them.  Now I’m really sad because I enjoyed the time we spent  together while reading your books, and I don’t have any more books to read.What an imagination you have.  I hope you will continue and write some  more series.

Carol & Elwyn Rowley

*****

Doc, I don’t know where you get these stories, but they are a lot like Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey books, but not violent. There is so much action and excitement and I can picture it in my mind and feel like I am standing right next to Jacob and Zac. Where do you come up with all of these stories? The only thing I didn’t like about your book was that I couldn’t sleep until I finished it. It was that good. Great read Doc Cooper.

Robert R.  Parowan, Utah

*****

This book is so good! It has all, action, romance, historical timeline too. Doc really nailed this one! This is his first book of many!! If you like a good clean western, and want a good laugh! This will keep you on the edge of your seat! Don’t miss out!

Loveofgoodbooks

*****

This was a great book! I love that it had so much action, but that it was clean. There was romance, adventure, action and I learned about the people and the areas in the Utah Territory, especially about Fort Boise and Major Lugenbeel.  This book is definitely one that any age can read.  The end of the book was a huge surprise, I never saw it coming.

Emily Young Roosevelt, Ut

*****

If you are a lover of Louis L’Amour western novels then you will love this book. It is a feel good book and a great story about the old west with lots of romance and adventure.  I really enjoyed the accurately portrayed history of the Native Americans and Chinese immigrants as real people. There is kindness and good people portrayed in this book and it is a clean novel.  I highly recommend it.

Amazon Customer

*****

I loved the whole story.  I like how Jacob was given a specific task over a period of three years.  Today something like that would be unheard of.  Life was so much harder during the pioneer days although I hear how hard it is today for young people. I don’t know many young people that would have committed to what Jacob did and go through with it.  He was strong, had lots of courage and was a very moral person.  I am looking to reading Volumes,II, III and IV of the Jacob Series.

Clance

*****

Excellent book. I normally don’t read westerns, but I decided to give this one a try. I couldn’t put it down once I started.  I hope the author will publish the other 3 books for the kindle!

Kim

*****

This was written by a high school friend of mine and I think he did a wonderful job.  I enjoyed it immensely.  Thanks  Terry

Cindy, Coopersville, Michigan

*****

The author wrote a five star fascinating story.  I loved it so much I never put it down until the end.  Great adventure and surprises.

Leah Gary

*****

Jacob proves to be the epitome of a mountain man, a gentleman, and a husband.  Quick to learn, kind to others, and sharing to those in need.  He exemplifies what every man should be.

L.R. Smith

*****

My name is Tom Zaleski. I am 68 years old, and I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I taught elementary school for over 30 years.

I have read the four books in the Jacob’s Inheritance series, written by Doc Cooper. I have loaned them to friends and family, including my 94-year-old mother. All who read the first book went on to read the entire series and each reader immensely enjoyed these books.

I have also read Caleb and Sam and Caleb’s Mission but have not had time to loan them out yet.

I am not a fiction reader; however I found all six books engaging. I related with many of the characters in the stories and wanted to know how things were going to turn out for them in their lives. They became like family to me.

I feel the vocabulary and complexity of sentence structure are appropriate for older elementary students and definitely appropriate for middle school youth and easy for them to understand, especially the values Doc Cooper has taught.

Jacob’s Inheritance had good Christian values and an excellent foundation. Caleb and Sam and Caleb’s Mission were very LDS-oriented as well as Christian-based. The dialog was fast moving and kept me on my toes wondering what was going to happen next. Doc Cooper taught some basic pioneer LDS history and doctrine in a clear, accurate manner without being offensive.

All seven books are a fun, fictional read, and they teach religious principles with values that our youth including adults, need these days.

Tom Zaleski

*****

I have a 12 year old son that is a voracious reader.  He has read all of the popular sci-fi series and others such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Changelings, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, etc.  Several of them multiple times because he has to wait for new books to come in at the library. He can read an 800 page book in just a couple of days and give you amazing detail from the story.

I asked if he would be interested in reading the Jacob’s Series by Doc Cooper, which I somewhat doubted he would like the genre.  He said yes more because of him knowing Doc Cooper from our town than really being interested in the subject.

BUT, he wasn’t halfway through with the first book when he became so excited reading it.  It really pulled him in.  He was very sad at the death of White Fawn and during other events in the series.  The last book he read in less than two days.  He was a little upset when I said that was the end of the series.

I have not seen him be as emotionally involved in a series of books for a very long time.

I am so grateful that there are books like this for him to read that don’t involve any kind of any inappropriate language, sexual situations, or other graphic details.  It is so comforting as a parent to know that there are still great authors out there that are writing literature that is inspiring, entertaining, and motivating.

Duston Jones

*****

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, librarian’s assistant, office manager and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Because of the busy life I lead, I am always on the watch for interesting, uplifting, edifying books. One of my greatest passions and love is for great reading material, a benefit of working at our local library, because it gives me a chance to see the new books being published. Some books have had good story lines but have become morally disparaging; it can be hard to find good books that an entire family could read.

Having worked for a few years for Doctor Cooper I came to understand the importance of religion in he and his wife Julie’s lives. So when he started the first book I was interested in what he would write about, I knew it would reflect his belief in good standards, and I already knew he had a love for a good story.

I was eager to read his first book, and I found it to be just what I would have expected a moral, loving story, with exciting characters, and well thought out adventures, that really reflect the early days of the west. The next books were as uplifting and fun to read as the first. I was glad to see so many people enjoy these books when they were checked out at the library.

To all who are looking for an enjoyable, morally up lifting read, something you can read alone, or together as a family I would sincerely recommend you read the entire series of Jacob’s Dangerous Inheritance.

Gayle Lister

*****

Doc,

Me and my wife just finished the Jacob Series, and we both agree that these were the best books we’ve read in a long time.  They were very uplifting and we laughed and cried while reading them.  I have lost a child so I felt as Jacob did, and I also know I will see her again on the other side.  Doc you are a great author and we (Mary Gae) and I are looking forward to your other books.  May God Bless you and your family.

Joe and Mary Gae McCullough. Parowan, Utah

*****

My name is Dan Heath. I am writing this letter to heartily endorse and share my personal experience with the book series “Jacobs Dangerous Inheritance,” written by Doc, Terrence Cooper. I am 50 yrs old and I am a business owner of several businesses and usually don’t have much spare time. As a father of 4 children whom have all been adopted. I am always concerned about the “exposure” my children have to WORLDLY influences.  They have had enough traumas in their lives as they were adopted at ages to be aware of life.  They were NOT babies but instead went through some rough experiences.  So I’m very cautious as to what I want them to be exposed to.  There’s enough garbage out there that I don’t want to add to it.

When Doc told me about his books, I politely agreed to read them as a favor to him.  WOW I did NOT expect to be pulled in so deeply.  I ended up reading the ENTIRE series in 2 days   I could not put them down.  I have only experienced this kind of “Magnetic” pull 2 other times in my life.  1st was the “Work & the Glory series.  (I read the entire series in 2 weeks) 2nd was the Harry potter series. (I had to read each book as soon as they were released usually in 1-2 days.)  The best part of Doc Coopers books were my 11 yr old son who is struggling with reading issues due to choices made by his Bio-Mom, picked them up & LOVES them.  He keeps reading different chapters over & over again to make SURE he gets them.   (He LOVES the Henry Repeater rifles in real life & loves that they’re referenced in this series)

I love any book that has me personally weeping, laughing out loud, & even the occasional Whoop, hoot and holler.  Doc’s values were so intertwined within the morals of the book.  I have NO WORRIES about any of my kids reading the series (and my grand-daughter when she’s old enough to appreciate them.)  My son said he could feel the spirit watching over Jacob and his family.  THAT is a miracle in itself.

I hope many people will take the opportunity to read Doc Cooper’s books and share his GREAT messages of love and compassion with others.

Sincerely

Dan (Dano) Heath

*****

The Jacob Series written by “Doc” Terrance M. Cooper was good reading!  The mystery weaving was very entertaining.  I would recommend these books to all readers that seek out loosing themselves in detailed ventures of good clean human behavior.————————Carolyn Jones, 83 years old, retired, farm wife.

*****

Hello, My name is Alisa Finlay and I wanted to write a review about the books that I have read.  The books are Jacobs Dangerous inheritance.  I have read all four books, and they are phenomenal!!  What I loved about this series is the action and cleanliness. It is really hard to find books today that have both!  There is also romance, which is very clean as well.  I have had two of my children read these books, and they really enjoyed them!

We need more Authors like Doc Terrance Cooper! He did a wonderful job!! You can also tell that he did his homework too.  I laughed so hard because the descriptions were so vivid and entertaining. I would say that anyone ages 12-100 would enjoy this series.  I am LDS and it is so refreshing to have a clean book with values in it too! Thank you  Doc Terrance Cooper!

Alisa Finlay

Willard, Utah

*****

I am writing this letter to endorse “Doc” Cooper’s series of books.  I have read “Jacob’s Dangerous Inheritance series and I just finished “Kathryn’s Inheritance” and the Caleb series with “Caleb and Sam,” and “Caleb’s Mission.”  What delightful stories I read from each book.

I have been a fan of Zane Grey all of my life and these stories are reminiscent of those, except much higher morals, with much less violence.

The main characters of these books are all strong righteous people.  “Doc” brings them alive.  They are God loving, wise, fair, funny and caring, and wanting to do good to all they meet.

I appreciate all the research that “Doc” has done.  The happenings to the people of our country, and the Native Americans including their battles, struggles and their ethics brings his stories alive.

I am 75 years young and a grandmother. These are stories that every mother and grandmother needs to read to their children and grandchildren.  I hope more people will have the opportunity to read these wonderful books.  They are stories of life, choices, struggles and faith, and also very inspiring.

LaWana Hatch                                                                                                      P.O Box 233                                                                                               Springdale. Utah 84767

*****

My name is Lon Brinkerhoff from Vernal, UT.  I am 65 and have been a truck driver the last 17 years.  I just finished reading “Jacob’s Dangerous Inheritance” by Doc Cooper.  I must say, I don’t know when I have enjoyed reading a book quite like I have this one. It grabbed a hold of me and literally held my attention until I had consumed the entire thing. I certainly needed serious sleep by the time I reached the end.  I caught myself laughing out loud a number of times. The story line was delightful, refreshingly clean, inspiring and most knowledgeable.

Being a history nut, details about our past danced with delight. Seriously, I really enjoyed the new information. The book took history in those days to a whole new level. I found many surprising turn of events. I now truly feel an affinity with the original Sioux Tribe and for all of Doc Cooper’s characters.  My understanding of gold rush days and Chinatown has substantially elevated. I could feel myself living a hundred and fifty years ago when I read the book. I am anxiously looking forward to continuing the series.

It is truly one of the best books I have read in years.

Lon Brinkerhoff

Vernal, Utah

*****

My name is Simon Finlay and I am 15 years old.  I have read every single one of Doc Terrace Coopers books.  They are amazing real page turners, and I have read sometimes to 10:30 in the night, they are that good. I just could not put the books down. The books are about Indians and cowboys and mountain men. I highly recommend anyone to get this book!!!!!!!!!!!

Simon Finlay

*****

I am writing this letter to endorse and share the positive experience I had reading the four volume series written by Doc Cooper titled Jacob’s Dangerous Inheritance.

My name is Duston Jones and I am a 43 year old father of three teenagers who works for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a seminary teacher.

I was excited to have the chance to read a series of books that promised to be clean, engaging and inspiring.  I was not disappointed in the least with my reading.

I enjoyed the easy reading that enabled me to read for enjoyment instead of trying to figure out complex plot lines or trying to avoid inappropriate sexual innuendos, or anything else that seems to pervade the literary world today.

I have always enjoyed fiction, but I enjoyed the subtle, yet not entirely covert, principles of the gospel that were present in the story, such as eternal families, forgiveness, perseverance, the power of prayer, and sharing the gospel through the way we daily live our lives.

I grew up on a farm in MT and so imagining Jacob trying to tame Buck his horse, was very real to me and I could see myself jumping over the fence getting out of the horses way, but not letting him defeat me either. Persistence and kindness is the way to win over any animal (and it also works pretty well with humans too!!).

I enjoyed reading the first three volumes and read them intently, but had to wait a short time before I could get the fourth volume, and I have to be honest that I was a little anxious as I was pulled into the story line and wanted to know what would happen next in the intriguing story.

I shared the books with my 50 year old sister and my parents who are in their early 80’s and they enjoyed them as much as I did.  I feel completely comfortable sharing them with my 12 year old son as there is nothing that I have to “warn” him about nor be concerned that it may be a little “dull.”  It appeals to everyone.

I wish there was more literature like this available.  I know I am not alone and I feel others need to have access to this great series for the pleasure of a good story and the reinforcement of the gospel teachings.

If I can be of any help in any way with answering questions or giving suggestions, please feel free to contact me at dustonk.jones@gmail.

Duston K Jones

*****

Recently, I had the opportunity of reading “Jacob’s Dangerous Inheritance” by Doc Terrance M. Cooper. For many years, I have narrowed my reading to LDS doctrinal material to compliment my gospel study. I have, in the past, read quite a few western novels which I enjoyed but haven’t felt the time nor yearning to pick up another book of fiction. However, I was intrigued by the story line of this novel; I am so glad I did. Although the book is only 290 pages, I couldn’t put it down and I finished it in two days. The story-line drew me in and I couldn’t wait to see what adventures lay ahead for young Jacob. What made this book so enjoyable was the lack of bad language, sex-innuendos, or other worldliness that would have distracted and discouraged me from continuing to read. I smiled at and certainly enjoyed the gospel nuances throughout the story and I’m not ashamed to admit I cried when the story had its moments of sadness. As I look back at the experience of reading this story, I was impressed with the positive feelings that it portrayed, it made me feel uplifted, a far cry from what you see, hear, and read in the news today. It was refreshing; I can’t wait to read additional volumes. I’m hooked.  I would certainly recommend this book to anyone of any age. Terrance Cooper is a Louis L’Amour with gospel undertones.

I write this letter in hopes that this will provide an additional outlet for other people to enjoy a clean, wholesome, uplifting story which Doc Cooper offers!

Leon Poteet.  73 Years old, retired retail executive/business owner