On the Strength of Wings [NOOK Book]

Overview

Abigail Belshaw is a practical woman born into a family of practical men and artistic women in 1828. At the age of ten she meets her future husband, Samuel Gray, but their friendship is cut short when Samuel's family is killed and he is sent to live with his godfather.

Years later, Samuel returns to town and the pair are eventually married. Samuel's guardian, who died shortly thereafter, had planned their wedding gift - a trip to the west ...
See more details below
On the Strength of Wings

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$3.99
BN.com price

Overview

Abigail Belshaw is a practical woman born into a family of practical men and artistic women in 1828. At the age of ten she meets her future husband, Samuel Gray, but their friendship is cut short when Samuel's family is killed and he is sent to live with his godfather.

Years later, Samuel returns to town and the pair are eventually married. Samuel's guardian, who died shortly thereafter, had planned their wedding gift - a trip to the west coast to set Samuel up in the shipbuilding business, like his father and grandfather before him. Abigail is appalled at the idea but, angry and resentful, must accompany her husband. Abby's sickly younger brother, Charles, decides to accompany them, and they are later joined by Sarah Franklin, the mistress of Samuel's guardian, and Cora Adams, a former Indian captive returning to her Indian husband.

On the wagon train journey their lives are transformed in many ways. Charles regains his health and leaves the train, and Samuel dies from a snake bite. Abigail, who is pregnant, has endured thus far fueled by anger - which now must give way to understanding and tolerance if the three women are to finish the journey.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148570424
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • Publication date: 8/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 394,302
  • File size: 2 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 8 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 8 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    A story told from the heart, with authority.

    A story told from the heart, with authority.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    I usually rely on best emerging authors but this left me cold. After trudging through over 600 pages, no endingo second book. I will be looking at that list more cautiously.

    Disappointing.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    The book just STOPPED

    Just when it started to be a good, interesting book, it STOPPED. I looked to see if it continued to a second book. VERY DISAPPOINTING

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    An

    Not funny at all. If you are looking for lightheartedness you wont find it here. What you will find is cooourage in the face of great challenge. Yyou will wonder how this author crafts her characters to be so wise and will be startled with thought.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Gripping story!

    This book is well written and suspenseful historical fiction. I enjoyed it very much. The account of the journey west and the hardships that the people endured was told so well I almost felt that I was there.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    A grim and well-researched look at the reality of traveling west

    A grim and well-researched look at the reality of traveling westward.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 8 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)