Fighting to survive after the deaths of all the men in their group, 12 pioneer women head west on the Oregon Trail---a journey that teaches them to lean on God and one another. Based on an actual 1852 incident, this gripping story of love, courage, determination, and faith will move you to tears and joy. 412 pages.
Jane Kirkpatrick is the author of twenty books and is a two-time winner of the WILLA Literary Award. Her first novel, A Sweetness to the Soul, won the Western Heritage Wrangler Award, an honor given to writers such as Barbara Kingsolver and Larry McMurtry. For twenty-six years she 'homesteaded' with her husband Jerry on a remote ranch in Eastern Oregon. She now lives with Jerry, and her two dogs and one cat on small acreage in Central Oregon while she savors the value of friendship over fame.