Friday, July 05, 2013

Melody Carlson's A Home at Trail's End ~ Reviewed

Melody Carlson
Release Date Jun 1, 2013
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736948759


Bestselling author Melody Carlson (more than 5 million books sold) continues her Homeward on the Oregon Trail series with this third and final adventure.

Elizabeth Martin and her two children have finally reached the Oregon Country. But Eli Kincade, the wagon train scout who captured her heart, has chosen to continue life on the trail. As other pioneer families begin building new homes, Elizabeth has never felt more alone.

However, when Eli unexpectedly returns, confesses his love, and proposes, Elizabeth accepts with her family's blessing.

A community begins to take shape, but not without growing pains. As an alternative to the local minister's fiery sermons, Elizabeth's father begins to preach at home, raising the ire of some. Racial biases arise against Brady, Elizabeth's African-American hired hand. Eli's warm sentiments toward Indians also raises concerns.

Can Elizabeth and her family overcome these differences and begin a legacy of reconciliation and love?

About This Series: The Homeward on the Oregon Trail series brings to life the challenges a young widow faces as she journeys west, settles her family in the Pacific Northwest, and helps create a new community among strong-willed and diverse pioneers.


A Home at Trail’s End is book three in the “Homeward on the Oregon Trail” series. In the final book of the series, Elizabeth Martin and her two children are finally settled in the Oregon Territory. Elizabeth and Eli are now engaged and planning their upcoming wedding, while the rest of the settlers are building their homes and getting settled in. They learn to adjust to the new climate, as well as well as the folks who have already settled in.

I didn’t realize this book was coming out, so I was SUPER excited to find out what happened next! I loved how Eli and Elizabeth finally got together in this book. It was interesting seeing the struggle going on with Elizabeth, learning to move on from her first husband and finding room in her heart for Eli.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

1 comment:

Shelly said...

I was about to buy some English books online, and found this post of yours.. Got another book to add in the list :)