Carlson’s new Homeward on the Oregon Trail series has adventure and romance and characters who want a new start with a long-held dream. She brings the Wild West alive with her writing; readers are in for a treat.
Kentucky, 1854: After three years, Elizabeth Martin has had enough of mourning her husband’s death. She decides to make their dream come true and travel west with her children, parents and brother. While on the trail, she is drawn to the wagon train’s guide, Eli Kincade. She wonders about his past, and she also wonders if she is betraying her dead husband by having feelings for Eli. (HARVEST HOUSE, Sep., 352 pp., $13.99)