What a wonderful and touching book. About a group of women who couldn't be more different, but come together through their differences, faith, and hard times on the Oregon Trail. Highly Recommended, my first Jane Kirkpatrick book i've read and I really enjoyed it.
This is the 1st book of 3 in the series. Much of it is based on history and is really a well-researched book. It really makes you wonder if you would have been able to survive what these women did.
What would you pack if you had to put all your worldly possessions into a covered wagon
and still leave a space to live in. What would you do if your family died on the trail
hundreds of miles away from anything at all.
I read this book in 2 days and just couldn't put it down. I'm already reading the second book and have the 3rd one waiting for me.
Read it and you will grateful for having what you have.
This was a good book with a great story line. The characters were somewhat difficult to keep straight but the story had alot to it. I would have liked to have seen more involvement with the indian characters and the travelers who just drove on by the women in the story..It gave you something to think about.
In April 1852, Mazy Bacon's husband, Jeremy, sells their farm, buys a wagon and some cattle, announces that they are heading West, and invites her mother along for the ride. A shocked Mazy has no choice but to follow and hope God will hear her pleas to return home. As the small family journeys westward and joins a wagon train heading for the Oregon Territory, the strengths and weaknesses of each person are dragged glaringly into the spotlight, with Mazy emerging as one of the most faithful. The wagon train may get attacked by every Western clich? known--cholera, savages, bad water, etc.--but the beauty of this books lies in the strength of the female characters. Unfortunately, though, Kirkpatrick (A Burden Shared) leaves several plot points hanging while she wraps others up a little too easily. Westerns by Brock Thoene and Stepehn Bly will be more in demand by avid readers
This is book number one in a series of 3 books. It's a Christian book and has passages of the bible scattered about in it. It is bases upon women and their point of view as things flow along. I would say this would be a good book to give to a teen to read. It show's the struggles of women who set off on the Oregon trail to make a new life with their husbands and children. Tragedy strikes but the women struggle their way through and end up All Together in One place. I really liked it and kept all 3 books to reread myself and pass down to my daughter when the time comes. It has some action in it as the tragedies go down but it also has a lot of love and comradeship. Another thing I liked is right before you start reading the first chapter on the opposite page is a list of characters which goes along in all the other books as people change, leave, and enter this circle of women.
This book has been such a powerful read. It really puts you in the shoes of these 12 women and makes you wonder if you would have had what it takes to endure everything that they encountered on their journey. A wonderful look back at our ancesters and a great realization of what these women were made of.
Based on an actual 1852 Oregon Trail incident, All Together in One Place, Book One in the Kinship and Courage series, speaks to the strength in every woman and celebrates the promise of hope that unfailingly blooms amidst tragedy and challenge.
"For Madison "Mazy" Bacon, a young wife living in southern Wisconsin, the future appears every bit as promising as it is reassuringly predictable. A loving marriage, a well-organized home, the pleasure of planting an early spring garden--these are the carefully-tended dreams that sustain her heart and nourish her soul.
But when her husband of two years sells the homestead and informs her that they are heading west, Mazy's life is ripped down the middle like a poorly mended sheet forgotten in a midwestern storm. Her love is tried, her boundaries stretched, and the fabric of her faith tested. At the same time, she and eleven extraordinary women are pulled toward an uncertain destiny--one that binds them together through reluctance and longing and into acceptance and renewal.
Based on an actual 1852 Oregon Trail incident, All Together in One Place, Book One in the Kinship and Courage series, speaks to the strength in every woman and celebrates the promise of hope that unfailingly blooms amidst tragedy and challenge."