The Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick

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Tabitha Brown wishes to join her family on their quest out west on the Oregon Trail. But her son thinks she will only be a burden to the group. Her daughter, Pherne, on the other hand, desires to remain at her beloved home and the grave of her dear son rather than venture into the unknown. Pherne suspects, however, that her daughter, Virgilia, is excited to transverse the Oregon Trail into a new world out west. As the three women begin a new journey, they will discover new courage and grow in their faith, despite the many trials that meet them on the trail.

Jane Kirkpatrick does a great job researching historical details and incorporating them into a readable storyline. It was interesting to read about the hardships of the Oregon Trail from the perspectives of three different individuals, even across several generations. It was easy to visualize the scenes and settings. I thought that sometimes the historical details overshadowed the depth of the characters and hindered my ability to connect with them on a richer level. Nevertheless, this story is recommended to those who enjoy historical fiction.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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