Catherine Kennedy has written a sweet book about Georgiana “George” Walton, her father, Harry and Elijah Mitchell in His Wagon Train Sweetheart.
I felt poor George’s dilemma when confronted with a gentleman she feels is way out of her league while she’s the one tasked to handle his and his mother’s wagon. George didn’t feel as if she looked like a woman, and she knew as the driver of a wagon on a wagon train, she sure didn’t act like one.
I appreciated Kennedy’s introduction to a spiritual life through Eli’s mother, Grace. She used Grace as the means to help George understand how to live a life of faith and honor to God without beating anyone, including George, over the head with her spirituality.
Reading His Wagon Train Sweetheart made me appreciate our modern conveniences while at the same time marveling at the hardiness and resilience of pioneers. The story is set in the 1800s on the Santa Fe trail and highlights some of the dangers of traveling in a wagon train.
The story is sweet and delightful, with a few lessons to be learned, like acceptance, confidence and love for one another and God.
His Wagon Train Sweetheart is a novella that introduces the new series, Walton Valley. Book 1 premiers on March 31, 2021.
I received His Wagon Train Sweetheart from Book Sirens. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.
Riding the Santa Fe Trail is a difficult and lonely profession…especially for a girl named George.
Georgianna Walton’s father sat her on the back of a horse the moment she could sit up straight. Ever since, they have traveled together from one side of the country to the other with no place to call home. With no mother to guide her, George has learned everything she knows from her father, Harry, but she wants nothing more than to settle down and have a place to call home.
Elijah Mitchell is traveling to Santa Fe to take up a position as a doctor. However, when Harry has an accident on the trail, Eli cannot leave him alone on the prairie. While he ministers to the cantankerous old man, his mother begins to teach George all the things her own mother could not.
She is a wild woman from the west…he is a very proper doctor from back east—can they form the unlikeliest of partnerships out in the wild, untamed Kansas prairie?