Heart of the Frontier Book 1
By: Traci Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book for free by the publisher, Bethany House through the blogger review program, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
I have never read a Traci Peterson book I didn’t like and this one is no exception. All I can say is have the box of tissues ready especially during the Whitman Mission Massacre. Traci brings reality to the horror of the massacre not only through the eyes of the pioneers but to the Native Americans as well. She shows how lack of communication can bring so much destruction.
Grace Martindale’s parents died and left her to raise her two young sisters, so she made a marriage of convenience with the Right Reverend Martindale. He wanted to go west to minister to the Indians but would not be allowed to do so unless he was married. It worked well for both of them. During the trip Reverend Martindale died and Grace continued on to the mission with her sisters. Grace is blessed with the gift of herbal healing, but often finds herself at crosshairs with Dr. Whitman, while at the mission. He has no use for women healers and lets her know the “savages” are his responsibility. It is here at the mission she meets Alex Armistead, a French-American trapper. He not only helps her to somewhat overcome her fears of the Native Americans but encourages her to help doctor them. During this time she learns to trust Alex, which is the beginning of a budding romance.
This book will capture your heart from the first page and you won’t put it down until you have finished it. It is fairly fast-paced which will definitely hold your attention. It is filled with heartbreak, danger, love and forgiveness. If you are a fan of Traci Peterson…this is a must-read book.