Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Road We Traveled: A Book Review

About The Book:

Tabitha Brown refuses to be left behind in Missouri when her son makes the decision to strike out for Oregon--even if she has to hire her own wagon to join the party. After all, family ties are stronger than fear.

Along with her reluctant daughter and her ever-hopeful granddaughter, the intrepid Tabitha has her misgivings. The trials they face along the way will severely test her faith, courage, and ability to hope. With her family's survival on the line, she must make the ultimate sacrifice, plunging deeper into the wilderness to seek aid. What she couldn't know was how this frightening journey would impact how she understood her own life--and the greater part she had to play in history.

With her signature attention to detail and epic style, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites you to travel the deadly and enticing Oregon Trail. Based on actual events, This Road We Traveled inspires the pioneer in all of us.

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times and CBA bestselling author of nearly thirty books, including A Light in the WildernessThe Memory Weaver, and A Sweetness to the Soul, which won the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. She is also the winner of the WILLA Literary Award and Carol Award for Historical Fiction. Jane lives in Central Oregon with her husband, Jerry. Learn more at

My Review:

Jane Kirkpatrick has been a favorite author of mine for several years and I have read her books with great interest many a time. I was highly anticipating this book, and after reading it, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, it was one of my favorites of hers. I love the history that this book holds, particularly surrounding The Oregon Trail. It is very clear that the author did an extreme amount of research to make this novel so real to the reader, and allows one to feel like one is right in the novel, experiencing all that the characters do. A beautiful read that I embraced from the very first pages and through to the last pages. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Road We Traveled at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. 

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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