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Amelia [Kindle Edition]

G.L. Gracie
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Book Description

April 1851, Independence, Missouri. The excitement of wagon trains heading west. A treacherous trip for the heartiest of men. But for Amelia Smith, a young widow, the trials are many, including a secret she is hiding.

Kilby Taylor, wagon train scout, takes an interest in Amelia as well as young seventeen year old Mark Bunch.

With Oregon on the horizon and the promise of land ownership, the story unfolds with the daily struggles of survival and love for Amelia.

Christian Historical Romance - Suitable for ages 12 and over.

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About the Author

G.L. Gracie has been writing since she was thirteen years old, creating short stories, plays and poetry. Now she is developing novels. She is the mother of three and lives in southwestern lower Michigan. She likes to build her characters around the simple things of life, those things that form us and make us what we are.

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  • File Size: 1102 KB
  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1496026926
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  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All's well that ends well! April 24, 2014
By Jacasni
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Really? This book gets three stars because the author is a pretty good story teller. I have to give her that.

This is the most unrealistic, unbelievable book that I have ever read, I think. I liked all the characters. Really nice people. However, I could not begin to figure how a young girl with her infant baby could manage the trip across the Oregon Trail, caring for her animals, her wagon, her belongings, and her friends' illnesses and have everything go so well for her. She planted, hoed, laid fences, helped build her house ( with help, I acknowledge) baked, cooked, cleaned, hostessed the neighbors and friends, counseled, cared for her child, milked the cow, etc. etc. etc.

Two men cared for her, but that conveniently solved when one of them took himself our of the running, and simply left her life. Even the helper that was fleeing his own ghosts (he had killed a man) just happened to be in the right place at the right time, to find out that he was not a murderer. Everyone seemed to have a pretty charmed life.

One might get the idea that our forefathers....and "foremothers" just hopped a wagon train to a nicer, happier life with little hardship. There were some hard moments, but except for a couple of characters, it was a happy ending for all. Really? I doubt it. Never have I read a book with more lovely and polite folks.

After all this, I confess that I finished the book, and can recommend it to anyone who likes stories where there is little tension, and lots of happy endings.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but not realistic April 19, 2014
By LadyMMO
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(spoiler) I love books about the pioneers going west and most of the book seemed in line with all I have ever read. However, the main character was unrealistic. A young woman with a nursing baby living alone in a covered wagon and chopping wood to build fences and chicken coops etc etc as well as cooking and washing etc. What was described would have been hard for a man to do let alone a woman and a woman who was trying to keep up her strength for nursing a baby . . and what about keeping up with a baby. Where was the baby when she and the friend went rolling down the hill? Where was he when she chopped wood until noon to build the fences. On her back? She sprained her ankle and was unconscious? Sorry, I just found it all to be a bit 'far fetched' since I have raised children and doubt she could have done all of that with a baby. Just the woman's work back then would have worked her from sun to sun but she was doing that and the man's work. I am only half way through the book but will finish it. Other than that, i do like the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I knew you could do it Gracie! five stars July 3, 2014
By peewee
First of all I am not much of a book reader. I would much rather watch a good movie. Certainly not a reader of western books. But this book was given to me as a birthday gift. So in the interest of our friendship I felt I had to read the book. First I fell in love with the cover. It showed the sadness Amelia must have felt as she started on her journey to the West. Leaving her home and family behind. Yet the excitement of building a new life and all the promise of her new home. The book itself was very believable, as were the characters. My favorite characters were Mark and Amelia herself. I liked the moral character they both had. There love was was tested and tried and they had more than a sexual love. Something we could and can learn from today. Yes this book gets five stars from me and I who is not a lover of reading books will look forward to the next one Gracie!
Eileen Wiggins
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amelia August 8, 2014
By Anne
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Great story about a widowed young mother and her choice to.start over out west.She signs up to travel with a wagon train going to Oregon.She works hard and makes friends on the long hard trail a cross the country.She starts to like two.different men on the trip but ends up alone starting her own homestead .Through good and.bad she builds her place for.herself and her son.Soon both men come calling.She is not sure which one she loves but finally a decision is made and they marry
Wonderful book and I van.not wait for G.L.Gracie
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5.0 out of 5 stars The way it used to be June 14, 2014
Written in a simple style, Gracie does a masterful job of portraying the full range of human emotions; from grief to joy and everything in between. Additionally, her characters openly and consistently exhibit (1) right from wrong, and (2) self reliance; two traits that we all sense we should strive, for but sadly seem to be fading away in today's society. Readers will enjoy the similarities and contrasts between "the way it used to be" and the way it is today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amelia October 31, 2014
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Amelia is a story you won't soon forget. Set in the pioneer days along the Oregon Trail, heading out West, Amelia shows determination, courage, and independence in an era when women were known basically for staying home and raising a family; let alone move across the country with a young child in tow, and made a home for herself, and got the happy ending for a young widow. Once you start reading this story, you won't want to put it down until you finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars YES! September 29, 2014
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Let me just say -- I do NOT read sappy love stories. Had I thought about it a bit, I would never have downloaded this book. Oh man, am I glad I didn't think about it! I absolutely fell in love with this book! It reminded me so much of the Little House series that I adored as a young girl! It was so nice to be transported back by a book that was free of cursing, sex, and gore -- a welcome change! I can't say enough about this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book
Published 8 days ago by Evelyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
what a delightful book. My husband and granddaughters are all waiting to read it next.
Published 1 month ago by jane thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Amelia
This was great. Wonderful character's, very interesting story. I enjoyed every word, every page. It was a very clean and well written book.
Published 2 months ago by Peggy Primavera
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful surprise!
Reluctantly started not knowing the author. After the few pages I was hooked. Great character development and easy read. Looking forward to reading more from the author.
Published 4 months ago by Melinda
5.0 out of 5 stars Amelia
Wonderful pioneer story of a young widow with a baby joining a Wagon Train to Oregon to homestead a home of her own. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Melanie Schmidt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Well written.
Published 5 months ago by Joy Hildebrandt
5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic, wholesome pioneer romance
This book was an interesting, uplifting story, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys good, well-written stories.
Published 5 months ago by Dr. B
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
This was an enjoyable book. even if I set it aside for a while I was looking forward to seeing these new friends again.
Published 6 months ago by Charlotte Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i loved this book! I could not put it down.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I liked this book ---would i read it again------yes----
Published 6 months ago by judy lail
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