I really enjoyed this book, this is one of my favorite authors.
In a land of raw winds and merciless sun, Marybeth MacKinder was a quiet, raven-haired young widow traveling westward with her former husband's family and the memories of a loveless marriage. She is losing the battle to protect herself son from the brutish brother-in-law. In comes Joshua Rivers !!!!!
Marybeth MacKinder was a quiet, raven-haired widow traveling westward with her former husband's family and the memories of a loveless marriage. Here she was losing the battle to protect herself and her infant son from the brutish brother-in-law who was trying to claim her as his own. Then Joshua Rivers stood before her offering her a tenderness she had never felt. He was a man of the frontier, a man both tough and gentle. As the wagon train pushed across a continent, Marybeth would see new horizons opening up before her and feel a passion-bred courage to face both danger and a new destiny.
Great Story. Roseanne Bittner never disappoints
Wagon train romance on the way to Oregon. Predictable ending but a good read.
loved it! best wagon train book!
Although the story is rather predictable, the author does an outstanding job of showing just how much danger and death traveled with the people who went West in the early days. The emotional and physical cost of traveling across the United States was staggering.
Marybeth MacKender is a widow with a 5 month old child at the time the story opens. She was trapped in a loveless marriage until the sudden death of her husband. When her husband's parents decided to go from New York City to Oregon Territory, Marybeth had no choice but to travel with them and her brother-in-law. John MacKender plans to marry his sister-in-law as soon as her mourning period is over. Marybeth will be caught up in another loveless marriage.
During the early days of the wagon train, Marybeth and Josh Rivers fall in love over the objections of the MacKender family. The rest of the story is their love story set against the backdrop of a perilous overland journey.
1) Tennessee Bride - Emma Simms and Joe Rivers
2) Texas Bride - Rachel Rivers and Brand Selby
3) Oregon Bride - Marybeth MacKender and Joshua Rivers