Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Journey of Honor Review
Disowned, she came to American anyway. Attacked and left pregnant by a vicious mob, she still pressed on. Finally in spite of being accused of theft by the vilest of her attackers, Giselle tries to remain as upbeat and uncomplaining as a prairie wildflower as she travels on to Zion.
Thoroughly disillusioned with the ugliness and cruelty of slavery in the South. Trace Grayson leaves his young medical career to go west, hoping to leave bigotry and hatred behind. He begins taking goods by teamster train to sell in the territories. However, this fourth time across in July 1848, he's stuck in St. Joseph, Missouri, waiting for enough wagons to join the train so that they can leave.
Knowing that if they don t start west soon, they ll be caught by snow in the mountains. Trace is thrilled when the final wagon signs on. Then, when the beautiful young Dutch girl traveling with the last wagon is falsely accused of stealing and is detained, the whole trip is jeopardized. Thrown together by circumstances, Trace and Giselle team up to begin to figure out just how to make this epic journey across a continent a success.
With a deep sense of honor and an equally strong sense of humor, together they learn to deal with everything except the one trial that neither of them can overcome.
Journey of Honor was a sweet love story. When I started reading it, I was so excited to see that it was a marriage of convenience story, the kind of book that I just happened to be in the mood to read that day. Giselle is a faithful woman who rises against the horrific things that happen to her, and Trace is just the kind of hero that you'd want your daughter to fall in love with (or that you'd want to find for yourself!) I'd recommend this to readers who love clean romance, who like historicals with an LDS themes woven in, or anyone in the mood for a sweet love story.