It’s never fun talking about a book I didn’t enjoy, but as we all know, all books aren’t meant for everyone.
When Tabitha Brown’s son makes the fateful decision to leave Missouri and strike out for Oregon, she refuses to be left behind. Despite her son’s concerns, Tabitha hires her own wagon to join the party. Along with her reluctant daughter and her ever-hopeful granddaughter, the intrepid Tabitha has her misgivings. But family ties are stronger than fear.
The trials they face along the way will severely test Tabitha’s faith, courage, and ability to hope. With her family’s survival on the line, she must make the ultimate sacrifice, plunging deeper into the wilderness to seek aid. What she couldn’t know was how this frightening journey would impact how she understood her own life–and the greater part she had to play in history.
With her signature attention to detail and epic style, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to travel the deadly and enticing Oregon Trail. Based on actual events, This Road We Traveled will inspire the pioneer in all of us.
As much as I really wanted to get into this book and enjoy, I just couldn’t seem too. Early one there are quite a few characters and points of view switches that, for me, cut up the flow of the novel and those early chapters. If I have that experience early one, it’s going to make it hard for me to want to continue and/or enjoy the rest of the story. Plus, some of the characters early on were rather unlikable, so it was hard for me to get past it.
I really liked the idea of the story though and am 100% willing to try more of Kilpatrick’s books. Maybe I’ll even try this one again at a different time.
Has there been a book you’ve tried re-reading and enjoyed it at a later time?
(Thank you to Revell for a copy of the book. All views expressed are my own.)