4/20/17

Treeasured Grace - Tracie Peterson


4 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position.

Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others. So when she and her sisters arrive at the Whitman mission in "Oregon Country," she decides to stay rather than push on.

With the help of Alex Armistead, a French-American fur trapper, Grace begins to provide care for her neighbors, including some of the native populace. But not everyone welcomes her skills--or her presence--and soon Grace finds herself and those she loves in more danger than she imagined possible.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

Visit Tracie's web site at: http://www.traciepeterson.com



MY THOUGHTS -
Wow I couldn't believe I got to read and review another story that takes place on the Oregon Trail! What luck. This one was not quite as exciting as the last one I read (The Blue Hour), but still was a very good read. I have read a lot of books by Tracie Peterson but it has been a long time. It was nice to get to do another one.

Great character development. I loved Grace and her sisters - Hope and Mercy. I do look forward to reading the next two books in the series about them. I loved Alex!!!! He was the perfect frontier woodsman. Some people said they couldn't relate to them but I related to them just fine. I really liked all the characters. I thought the author did a fine job.

Another reviewer said that this book was too depressing. Well... that is what the Oregon trail was like! People died! They were attacked by Indians, they got diseases, they got injured, they starved and much more. That is the way it was. If this story was all happy happy joy joy it would not have been real and I would not have liked it at all. So this book being depressing is what made it authentic. I thought after everything they had been through Grace handled it real well. She was a strong woman and I loved that about her.

The only negative for me was that is was a little slow in spots and dragged a bit. Other than that I did really like it - and it did feel very real! I will be looking forward to reading the other books in the series. It felt good to get back to Tracie's writing!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Bethany House  Thank You!

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