Historical Romance - Western
Rating: 3 Cups
Emma Thorpe is on a wagon train heading west to Oregon with her husband, Peter. She is not very happy and wants to return to Indiana, but Peter gets killed and Emma finds herself being forced into a marriage to a wagon scout who was also hurt in the accident that killed Peter.
Davis Cooper is a wagon scout for wagon trains heading west and he has decided that this is his last trip. He wants to head to the new Oregon territory, acquire land , find a wife, and start a family. He is hoping that has happened when he marries Emma, as he has no plans to take her back to Indiana.
What is a rough journey for anyone proves to be hard for both Emma and Davis with their injuries, the bad weather, and sickness. It also becomes a challenge when Emma becomes pregnant and a friend of hers wants to prove the marriage can be annulled.
What a rough way of life this was for anyone looking to find a new life. I did like the storyline and concept of it; however, I was a bit disappointed that the characters seemed a bit ridged and not well rounded. In my opinion that made it harder for them to each have a personality to connect with throughout the story. Other than that I did enjoy the read and Emma’s journey, both mental and literal, with her whole life changing so much.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More