I was wanting to read a nice heart warming story where everything is perfect and everyone lives happily every after. You can say I was surprised when this book wasn’t what I was expecting! It held me captivated from page one and I found myself sneaking reading time to finish it. The main characters of the story had to face a lot of heartache and hardships while on the wagon train west. They had to over come their troubles and find a way to trust in a God who allowed evil things to happen to them and the others. I don’t want to say more or I’d give out spoilers, but it’s a must read if you’re into stories about the wagon train and Oregon Trail!. I can’t wait for this series to continue.
Tracie Peterson Begins Compelling New Series Set on the 1840s Frontier
Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position.
Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others. So when she and her sisters arrive at the Whitman mission in “Oregon Country,” she decides to stay rather than push on.
With the help of Alex Armistead, a French-American fur trapper, Grace begins to provide care for her neighbors, including some of the native populace. But not everyone welcomes her skills–or her presence–and soon Grace finds herself and those she loves in more danger than she imagined possible.