Disowned, she came to American anyway. Attacked and left pregnant by a vicious mob, she still pressed on. Finally in spite of being accused of theft by the vilest of her attackers, Giselle tries to remain as upbeat and uncomplaining as a prairie wildflower as she travels on to Zion.
Thoroughly disillusioned with the ugliness and cruelty of slavery in the South. Trace Grayson leaves his young medical career to go west, hoping to leave bigotry and hatred behind. He begins taking goods by teamster train to sell in the territories. However, this fourth time across in July 1848, he's stuck in St. Joseph, Missouri, waiting for enough wagons to join the train so that they can leave.
Knowing that if they don t start west soon, they ll be caught by snow in the mountains. Trace is thrilled when the final wagon signs on. Then, when the beautiful young Dutch girl traveling with the last wagon is falsely accused of stealing and is detained, the whole trip is jeopardized. Thrown together by circumstances, Trace and Giselle team up to begin to figure out just how to make this epic journey across a continent a success.
With a deep sense of honor and an equally strong sense of humor, together they learn to deal with everything except the one trial that neither of them can overcome.
This is a journey through the refiner s fire.
Journey Of Honor is an incredible story of courage, strength and family unity. There are many obstacles thrown at Trace and poor Giselle as they travel to Zion. Giselle is strong in her faith, and Trace witnesses many times the power of prayer and the Mormon ways when he's never crossed paths with any of that religion before. The ending is delightful and brings a satisfied sigh to the reader.
As a writer myself, the only problem I found with this story was the fact that the author was telling me the story - instead of showing me. I wanted more dialogue and more emotion from the characters. I wanted to feel like I was stepping in their shoes instead of being told how they stepped.
If you enjoy historical romances that tell about what the pioneers may have experienced back in 1848, you'll fall in love with this story.
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