Summerside's American Tapestries
Melanie Dobson's Where the Trail Ends
This is a story of one small family as they traveled the Oregon Trail. The hardships of this trail are nearly unbearable to read, and I cannot fathom how those who traveled this path continued to put one foot in front of the other. Yet they did, and through this book we are given a glimpse of what it might have been like to travel this trail, filled with the hope of starting a new life and to learn that when we have hope we can endure anything.
Have you ever considered how people traveled from the Eastern part of the country to settle in the West? Before there were roads and vehicles, or towns and hotels, or all the other luxuries we all take for granted. A journey that would bring you to the place much like the main character who "Never in her life would she again take for granted the life-giving power of a cup of water." That one sentence brought me to tears as I looked over to my ice cold cup of water and realized how much I take for granted.
This is book that brings you deep into the suffering of the journey over the Oregon Trail and gives you an appreciation for all we have. You cannot read this book without appreciating the cold drink sitting beside you, or the comfortable place you have to sleep, or the beautiful blessing of the precious loved ones around you.
Disclosure: Litfuse Publicity Group provided me with a complimentary copy of this book as part of their blog tours program. Buy the book here and read other reviews here
About the Book:
A young woman traveling the Oregon Trail in 1842 must rely on a stranger to bring her to safety. But whom can she trust with her heart?
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- A Kindle Fire
- Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson
- Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson
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