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Book Title and Author: Finding Her Way by Leah Banicki
Genre: Inspirational Historical/Romance Fiction
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Reviewed By: LAWonder10
Star Rating Given: 5-stars
For all Historical Fiction fans, this is the first in a series of this highly recommended series.
This s an adventure of a young woman’s difficult journey from Boston to Oregon to join her father. Three years previously, she was a spoiled Kentucky girl who, after her mother’s sudden death, refused to go West with him. At that time, she was Fourteen and mad at her father for selling their beloved home.
It was a home full of both wonderful and painful memories….memories too painful for her father. She chose, instead, to live with her aunt in Boston and suffered miserably for three years because of that choice. Her Aunt was stern and Corinne could never seem to please her. Now, the only presentable way to travel that far is, through an arranged marriage with a young man graduating from Harvard Veterinary University. He was a good friend of her fathers. Her father had paid for his education. Now he was marrying Corinne as partial repayment, but he was rude and unkind to her from before the marriage and all through the journey to the West. Still, Corinne was determined to make the best of it until, shortly after their journey began, he made it clear he did not want her for a wife. She would just need to endure the journey until she could be with her father again.
It was a long, grueling trip filled with hardships an embarrassments. It took several months to get to their destination. Some never arrived at all.
There were not many types of situations which occurred that one hasn’t previously read during other’s pioneer travel, yet, it was still very interesting.
Once again, we are reminded of the many sacrifices that have been made in order for future generations to enjoy life more fully…a life most selfishly enjoy at present. The story does continue on for a brief period of time after they arrive in Oregon. (I am anxious to read the continuing series.)
If you are searching for an action-packed adventure, this isn’t for you. It is very well-written and has “its moments” of adventure. It is a very interesting story.
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, with some romance.
This was very well-written and a delightfully clean read.
With this Review I give this book a Five Stars rating.
Book Description from Amazon:
In 1848, women can expect a few bumps along the Oregon Trail. Corinne Temple, age seventeen, has a few ridiculous challenges to face outside the river crossings, snakes, Indians, accidental gunshots and finding enough privacy to be clean along the grimy trail. When Corinne’s marriage of convenience gets less convenient she turns to some new friends in the wagon train who help her see the hope for the future. They teach her to take the time to dance and celebrate the small victories, to have faith and determination through the hardest things a person can face. Corinne’s journey takes her from the cobblestone streets of fashionable Boston to the rugged mountains of the west, across rivers and deserts, from sea to shining sea. A faithful heart gets this young woman through the hardest days on the trail, her skills and resolve show her and others how a woman can rise from circumstances and survive. Join her as she discovers her own strength and resilience in…Finding Her Way * * Previously released as Seeing The Elephant, revised, rewritten and edited. **Appropriate for ages 12 and above** -Inspirational Historical Romance-
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