The Oregon Trail, a main artery to the promise of a better future, has a fierce reputation. Disease, weather extremes, and the threat of Indian attacks are known to every traveler. And still they go.Rachel Buter, a determined beauty from Quincy, Illinois, is on this wagon train, though not by choice. All too soon she takes note of the intriguing presence of Reverend JamesThe Oregon Trail, a main artery to the promise of a better future, has a fierce reputation. Disease, weather extremes, and the threat of Indian attacks are known to every traveler. And still they go.Rachel Buter, a determined beauty from Quincy, Illinois, is on this wagon train, though not by choice. All too soon she takes note of the intriguing presence of Reverend James Richards and the young physician, Tom Dorland, whose quiet appeal Rachel cannot deny.Their prayers echo along the torrid miles, their pleas written on the wind. Where is the promise at the end of their journey?...
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Heartbreak Trail Reviews
Nice story that accomplished what it was trying to do, overall. The plot development was erratic at points, and the characters oftentimes weren't believable, albeit they were predictable. (The people who love God have noble, happy, and peaceful dispositions, and everyone who doesn't love Him is either overtly cruel or a grump.) However, the noblest character wasn't above having a crisis of faith--even if the crisis wasn't well developed, it did fit the pace of the story as a whole and made the character more human.The harshness of the Oregon Trail wasn't glossed over, which was good. I myself began to feel sorry for the weary, limping, bleeding oxen, struggling to pull wagons across rough terrain in merciless weather, needing to get across the country before the weather would become too unbearable for anyone to survive in. And I also liked how the irony of the situation the native peoples were in wasn’t overlooked, that they weren’t merely relegated to being “Indians” who did strange Indian things. The sentiment raised on the wagon train basically was, “Even though we came in, drew lines, and called these U.S. Territories, we have to remember that other people were here first.” The increasing animal carcasses, abandoned pieces of furniture, and graves along the trail, left behind by previous trailblazers, were telling. (I did wonder why there would be visible graves, though, if the custom was to ride the animals and wagons over the graves after burying people, to hide the gravesites from predators. I haven't researched it, but perhaps the previous trailblazers hadn't yet adopted that custom.)I won't mind reading more from Wiggins.
My mom got a collection of Christian romance books when I was a kid and this was one of them. The others I don't remember, but this one I remembered well enough to want to re-read.Not great, but I like the basic story here. Oregon Trail romances! Fun! I kind of wanted to know what happened to some of the characters though. (ETA: Ooooh, looks like there might be some sequels.)
I loved it! I've wanted Rachel to be with Tom! :)