Disclaimer: I love Jane Kirkpatrick’s books! I haven’t read a clunker yet. She writes about real historical people who survived incredible hardships to settle America’s far western states. Her stories are gritty, realistic, and I can get lost in them in a heartbeat. This one is no different. It’s the story of a wagon train that broke new ground getting over the mountains and into California. They faced incredible hardships, things our modern-day softness would not survive. It was a little difficult to follow the whole cast of characters (there are a lot of them) but worth the effort to figure them out.
One More River to Cross