This Road We Traveled-By: Jane Kirkpatrick


Tabitha Brown refuses to be left behind in Missouri when her son makes the decision to strike out for Oregon–even if she has to hire her own wagon to join the party. After all, family ties are stronger than fear. 
Along with her reluctant daughter and her ever-hopeful granddaughter, the intrepid Tabitha has her misgivings. The trials they face along the way will severely test her faith, courage, and ability to hope. With her family’s survival on the line, she must make the ultimate sacrifice, plunging deeper into the wilderness to seek aid. What she couldn’t know was how this frightening journey would impact how she understood her own life–and the greater part she had to play in history. 
With her signature attention to detail and epic style, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites you to travel the deadly and enticing Oregon Trail. Based on actual events, This Road We Traveled inspires the pioneer in all of us. 
About The Author:

Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times and CBA bestselling author of nearly thirty books, including A Light in the Wilderness, The Memory Weaver, and A Sweetness to the Soul, which won the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. She is also the winner of the WILLA Literary Award and Carol Award for Historical Fiction. Jane lives in Central Oregon with her husband, Jerry. Learn more at

This Road We Traveled, is a history fiction book. The book is written based on actual events. The setting is mid-west, in the mid-1800s. The author does a phenomenal job in describing the hardship and survival the characters had to endure. This has never been my favorite type of book, but I was blown away! The content of the book, is consistent and keeps your attention throughout. The characters are very well described, and are easily envisioned. The book was intimidating to me because of the length, and subject, but all was easily forgotten once I dug into the book. The story is clean, and refreshing. You don’t get many books like that these days. I love how the author provides a cast of characters at the front, along with a map of locations across the Midwest to follow along with. 
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Not because I thought it would not be good, but because this type normally does not interest me. But it had me hooked from the beginning. I definitely recommend those lovers of historical fiction to check this book out! 
You can purchase your copy from your favorite bookstore, or Amazon.  
I rate this book a 4/5 stars. 
Disclaimer: I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are true, and my own. 


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