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A Dream for Tomorrow (Homeward on the Oregon Trail Book 2) by [Carlson, Melody A.]
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“This is a refreshing story of faith and resiliency on a wagon train bound for Oregon. The story reflects lives today...day to day troubles and struggles, punctuated by prayer and a hope that God's directing us, though we can't see His hand. A wonderful story that will reinforce your faith.”
Penny Dant

About the Author

Melody Carlson has written 200 books for teens, women, and children (more than five million copies sold). She’s won several awards from the Romance Writers of America, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, Christian Retailing magazine, and other national organizations. Melody and her husband have two grown sons and make their home in the Pacific Northwest.

www.melodycarlson.com


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  • File Size: 864 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2013)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AMQB3F8
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In 1856 widow Elizabeth Martin decided to fulfill the dream she and her late husband James shared of moving to Oregon Country where her brother-in-law and his family lives. James' parents and Elizabeth's brother Matthew Dawson agreed to join her, her two children (Jamie and Ruth) and her freed slave Brady visit her parents for Christmas. By 1857 the Dawson Party in three modified prairie schooners joined a wagon train heading west.

As the trek heads into dangerous territory, Elizabeth and wagon train scout Eli Kincade are attracted to one another, but both have doubts. Also interested in the widow is widower Will Bramford, a Boston lawyer with three teens. In Oregon Territory, the travelers go to their separate destinations with the Dawson Party sailing south along the Pacific coast.

The second Homeward on the Oregon Trail (see Westward Hearts) is a fabulous mid nineteenth century Americana due to a strong cast and vivid scenery that readers will believe we traverse rushing rivers and snowcapped mountains. Elizabeth holds the engaging storyline together with her belief in the Lord enabling her to overcome hardship, fears and doubts especially when some travelers prove duplicitous and ugly. The relationships between Elizabeth and her extended family and her with the two men attracted to her add depth enhancing a strong historical fiction.

Harriet Klausner
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This is the third and last book in the "Homeward on the Oregon Trail". As with the other two, I was riveted to the book. The author wrote about the historical crossing on the Oregon trail; giving us a true idea of the rails, tribulations, sorrows and sheer joy of traveling on the trail.
Again, Ms. Carlson has made me feel like I too was crossing with the wagon train. I got so wrapped up in all that was going on that I would loose track of time and that in my opinion is high praise!
This is an excellent series for anyone who is into history with a dash of romance.
I would love to see Ms. Carlson, add to this series. Follow the weddings and future of Elizabeth and Malinda; the future for Jess (does she have a boy or girl), and the other settlers lives.
Are there any plans to peruse these story lines?
You will enjoy this book and the others in this series, I don't think you will regret it!
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This was a great book, I am still looking forward to the next installment coming out this summer. This series has wonderful descriptions of what like was like out on the trails and what hard work it was for the settlers to establish themselves once they reached their destination.
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Loved this series and this book really wrapped it up well! I felt a little bit of post series sadness after finishing this book. Carlson wrote a great series on a loving family. I loved the Christian element to this book too.
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Excellent story about struggles and on the Oregon Trail. It focuses on one main extended Christian family traveling the trail, and the friend the make along the way. There are many struggles, death, and triumphs along the way. but Melody Carlson found a way through -out the books to show God's grace in each of them. This is Book two of the series.
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Bestselling author Melody Carlson (more than 5 million books sold) continues her Homeward on the Oregon Trail series with this second romantic adventure.

Elizabeth Martin and her two children have made it through the easy part of their journey, but now their wagon train faces high mountain passes, dangerous river crossings, and decreasing supplies. Desperate circumstances bring out the best and worst of the travelers, including Will Bramford, the wealthy widower who is pursuing Elizabeth, and Eli Kincade, the independent and solitary guide who has stolen Elizabeth's heart.

As the group reaches the Oregon Country, the emigrants part ways to find their new homes. Elizabeth and Will and their families have made arrangements to board a ship that will take them south along the coast. Will Eli change his plans and accompany Elizabeth to her new and permanent home? Or will his mysterious past continue to keep them from love?

A DREAM FOR TOMORROW is the second book in Ms. Carlson’s Homeward to Oregon Trail series. Readers will want to read the first book in the series Westward Hearts as these books do not stand alone.

If you like books about traveling on the Oregon Trail, this series is for you. However, I really have to say that I have read other books set on the Oregon Trail, and in comparison this book really has nothing bad happen. I mean, there are some bad things, just not a lot.

A DREAM FOR TOMORROW is slow, and there’s a lot of telling, just like the first book in the series. It’s a book that is easy to put down and even the parts that could be really exciting and edge of the seat are flat and uninteresting the way they are written. I usually love Ms.
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The Martin's, the Dawson's, Brady and the rest of the wagon train are continuing on their trek to Oregon. They encounter some rough traveling, some loses and some inconveniences, like Elizabeth having to share her wagon with a grieving Mrs Taylor. Remember Mrs Taylor disapproved of the Martin's, Dawson's and most of the rest of their unit, but it is with Elizabeth Martin that she chooses to travel with after the tragic loss of her husband and her beloved organ.

The wagon train splits with more travelers going to Oregon than planned on when they started out. The split means that Eli has to lead the small group to California and leave the group Elizabeth is in. This gives Will a chance to court Elizabeth. Clara, Elizabeth's mother thinks he will make a good husband for her, but does Elizabeth want that?

I thought I had the third book in this series but find I don't so I guess I have to go buy it because Melody left me wanting to know how things go once they reach Oregon. Will it be as bad as her sister-in-law said it is, will Elizabeth give in and marry Will? Oh I like it when this happens but I hate it too, lol, it means buying more books, lol.

This has been a good series so far, can you imagine learning geography the way JT and Ruth are learning it, by traveling the Oregon Trail. I would recommend this book/series to anyone that likes reading Christian Historical genres. Melody shows the faith one must have had to travel like this.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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