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by Melody Carlson

Genre: Inspirational, Historical Romance

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Elizabeth shows great faith in the face of the physical and emotional challenges, which divert her from the gorgeous view of the Oregon Trail as picturesquely described by Carlson. The contrast between the excitement of adventure and natural fear that the uncertainty such an undertaking must provoke is well executed. But in spite of her trepidation, our heroine attempts to hold tight to her values and trust in God to lead her and her family to safety and happiness.

The second book in Carlson’s Homeward on the Oregon Trail series follows widowed Elizabeth Martin and her family as they cross the rugged terrain of the American West as part of a wagon train in 1857. Her courage is tested on several occasions — by the inconsiderate actions of her fellow travelers, as well as her growing romantic feelings toward their guide, Eli. (HARVEST HOUSE, Feb., 304 pp., $13.99)

Reviewed By: Kerry Sutherland


Published: February 2013

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