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Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Where the Trail Ends

A young woman traveling the Oregon Trail in 1841 must rely on a stranger to bring her to safety. After losing her parents along the trail to Oregon Country, Samantha Waldron and her young brother, Daniel, must overcome tremendous challenges to reach the Willamette Valley before winter. When their canoe capsizes on the Columbia River, they rely on handsome British exporter Alexander Clarke to escort them to Fort Vancouver. A number of men vie for Samantha's affections, but the only one who intrigues her is the one she cannot have. When Alex's betrothed arrives from Britain, Samantha becomes determined to create a home far away from the fort. But when Daniel disappears into the wilderness alone one night, Samantha must rely on the man she loves to rescue her brother before it's too late.

Goodreads Summary

Looking for a little bit of history and romance to go along with adventure?  Check out Where the Trail Ends!  Samantha is heading to Oregon Country and having a very difficult time of it.  Her brother and her lost their parents and they end up literally up a creek without a paddle.  Their travels are going terrible with a trail leader who doesn't seem to know where to take them and sickness nibbling away at their group.  Samantha does not know what she would have done without Alexander Clarke.  Unfortunately for Samantha, this isn't going to be an easy love story.  Alexander is promised to another woman, but that doesn't stop Samantha's heart from getting carried away.  When Samantha's brother mysteriously disappears, she must rely on Alexander to help her.  

Samantha is a character that the reader will love.  Her devotion to her family and determination to survive in the harsh wilderness against multiple odds makes her a character that the reader will root for.  She is kind and genuinely nice, it is difficult to find one aspect of her personality the reader could dislike. Alexander is charismatic and capable, Samantha's love for him is completely understandable.  Samantha's brother will likely frustrate the reader, he seems careless at times.  The other characters are good supporting characters and lend credence and travel tales to the book.  Overall, this is a fun book to read and recommended for adult readers.

4 Stars

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