Sunday, January 10, 2016
Richard Larson has secretly loved Amanda for years, but it wasn't until she had nowhere else to turn that he had the courage to propose a marriage of convenience. Now as they make their way to Omaha, Nebraska for a new life, he wonders if she might ever come to return his feelings.
When Amanda married Richard Larson, it wasn’t for love. It was because he was rescuing her from a painful situation. When they married, they agreed to a marriage of convenience. She didn’t realize he secretly loved her until after the vows were exchanged. Now she doesn’t know how to act around him. And worse, a young man from her past is the one leading the wagon train to Omaha, and he has plans for them to run off to start a new life elsewhere.
I haven't read a Ruth Ann Nordin book in quite awhile, and noticed this one recently while looking through books in the store of my Nook e-reader. It sounded interesting so downloaded it and just finished reading it.
Lately I've been enjoying some of these Historical Western Novel, some are about Mail-Order Brides. I just love going back in time and reading how things were in the Pioneer Days, when families were moving West to start a new life in the West.
It was a nice trip back in time joining a wagon train in 1864 as it left New York and headed west toward Omaha, Nebraska. It helped us see the challenges the old pioneers had as they traveled west to start a new life in the mid-west. It was a pleasant little journey, no Indian raids, or any shoot outs with outlaws. Just the everyday lives of the people trying to make their way west.
All-in-all it was an enjoyable little story, some sad times and some good times along the way. I enjoyed it enough to award it 4 "Wagon Train" stars.
This book is a part of my Nook library.