Friday, December 21, 2012

Melody Carlson's A Dream for Tomorrow ~ Reviewed

Melody Carlson
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0736948732


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 picks up where Westward Hearts left off.  Elizabeth Martin and her family are around the second leg of their journey to the Oregon coast.  The travelers are finding that the most difficult part of the journey lies ahead.  Whether it’s raging rivers to cross, or difficult mountain passes, they do their best to work together and support each other so that everyone makes it in the end.  During the trip, Elizabeth gets a letter from her sister-in-law, Malinda, who they are going to stay with in Oregon.  The letter was meant to reach the family before they left, warning them not to come, as the situation in the Oregon Territory is much worse than what she told them.  This causes Elizabeth to question her judgment in packing up and heading west.  In the meantime, Elizabeth’s feelings for Eli Kincade, the trail scout, are growing, but she fears it isn’t meant to be.
 I was so excited for this book to come out!  The first book ended in the middle of their journey and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next!  The characters and the setting of the story just come alive in my mind, and I can’t wait for the third book to come out!

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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