Loss and love on the Oregon Trail in 1845
Mercy Montgomery, risks her life on the perilous Oregon Trail to marry a widower with children, a man she has never met. Traveling across the continent with wagon master Luke Owen by her side, storms, accidents and near-starvation test her courage. From the moment they meet, Mercy and Luke face a clash of wills—and the fact that they are undeniably attracted to each other. As she wrestles with her growing feelings for Luke, Mercy ultimately faces a choice: keep her promise to marry a stranger, or honor the truth of her heart.
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This was a real sweet story that was told very good. I enjoyed the trip by wagon across the country.
An exciting story of love on the Oregon Trail
I loved this book and was sorry to see it end. The author tells a beautiful story of the trials and triumphs on a wagon train headed for Oregon. Historically accurate, this book let’s the reader became part of the character’s lives. I loved the surprise ending.
Reading, very well written.
Maggie, just finished, do we have a sequel? Hope so. Very enjoyable read. Good Luck, know this journey will be great.
Excerpt from Mercy’s Way…
Luke didn't have to be persuaded to go see Shoshone Falls...
Numerous falls converged into one majestic show of nature as they rushed with tremendous force over a rocky cliff into the Snake River.
A refreshing mist of droplets cooled Mercy's face as she delighted in the thunderous sight. Wrapped up in the moment, she felt insignificant and gloriously alive at the same time. She was startled when Luke touched her arm.
"Isn't it ...," she started to say. Then she saw they were alone. The others had gone on ahead. Her heart jumped.
"Luke, we --"
"Shhh..." He reached for her and looked deeply into her eyes. His hands were warm, in contrast to the cool spray showering them. She could feel the throbbing of his heart in his palms.
Suddenly, she no longer cared where she was. She no longer heard the roar of the falls. She no longer felt the mist on her face. She no longer saw the glorious loveliness of her surroundings.
She was only aware of the sound of blood pounding in her ears, Luke's strong hands holding hers, and the desire in his eyes.