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Posted June 4, 2013
This is the first part of a series for all you historical fans.
THis isn't action-packed yet it isn't "mushy" either. It is
a book the male population would probably enjoy.
This is a story of a young woman going out West to join
her father. She was a spoiled Kentucky girl who refused to
go West with him after her mothers sudden death. She was
Fourteen at that time and mad at him for selling their home
filled with memories. She chose to live with her aunt in
Boston and suffered miserably for three years because of
that choice. Now, the only presentable way to travel that far
is with an arranged marriage with a young man graduating
from Harvard Veterinary University. He was a good friend of
her fathers who had paid for his education. Now he was doing
this as repayment. He was rude and unkind to her from the
time the agreement was made and through the journey to the West.
Corinne was determined to make the best of it until shortly after
their journey began when he made it clear he did not want her
for a wife. She would just need to endure the trip until she could
be with her father again.
It was a long, grueling trip.There wasn't many occurrences one
hasn't read before but it was interesting, once again reminding us
of the many hardships others have endured so others can
selfishly enjoy the results now.
The story does continue awhile in the period of time after they
arrived in Oregon.
This book is of Arranged marriage, differences in the eastern and
western cultures of the 1800s. It is of the pilgrimage, hardships,
friendships, natural healing remedies used, relationships with the
American Indians, and romance.
This was very well-written and a delightfully clean read. I give it a
Five Stars rating.
Posted March 4, 2013
I love historical fiction. This book was one of the best I have read. You truly felt the pain of the physical . . .hardships these people endured. The personal emotional battles were real and intense, battles we all face from time to time. Sometimes it is hard to see around the "elephant in the room" I'm waiting for the sequel.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 25, 2013
This book is also under the title of "Seeing the Elephant". The same exact book. Do not know why the author would do that. I paid for the book twice. Not very happy to find out I had already read it under another title. Devious????Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.