Julia Cavanaugh is an orphan, her parents died when she was a young girl and she has lived in an orphanage even since. But now Julia is grown and works in the orphanage taking care of the little girls there, and she loves them like a mother loves her children. Imagine her dismay to learn the orphanage is closing and the children will go on the Orphan Train to the West. She will travel with them, but a surprise lies in wait for Julia, one she would have never imagined her benefactress Mrs Hamlin arranging. But imagine the horror of finding out that for the price of a ticket from New York, you had been promised in marriage to a prospector/miner. An old one at that. Follow this story and learn what becomes of the little girls, what becomes of Julia and what exactly takes place in Lonesome Prairie Montana, that changes the lives of many of the citizens there. An exciting story, with a wonderful story of redemption and love. The collaboration of Tricia and Ocieanna is truly the results of a wonderful book. 348 Pages $12.99 US 4 starsThis book was provided for review purposes only, no cash or payment was received for this review.
Tricia Goyers and Ocieanna Fleiss did a wonderful job of capturing the old west in this historical love story, with the exception of one minor mistake on page 113. "Wild" Bill Hickok was not married to Calamity Jane, although she would have liked it that way, he left his bride of 6 months to travel to Deadwood,ND where he was shot and killed. I saw the love letter his wife wrote to him the day before he died. Her name was Marrianne or Margaret or something like that. Other than that small mistake the story was very believable and very sweet. The hero is a devout parson,who feels he can never marry and the heroine is an orphaned girl.seeking a family. They both learn important lessons from our gracious,loving God, as they find their place in Lonesome Prairie, Montana