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The Overland Trail, 1853: Naomi May never expected to be widowed at twenty. Eager to leave her grief behind, she sets off with her family for a life out West. On the trail, she forms an instant connection with John Lowry, a half-Pawnee man straddling two worlds and a stranger in both.
But life in a wagon train is fraught with hardship, fear, and death. Even as John and Naomi are drawn to each other, the trials of the journey and their disparate pasts work to keep them apart. John’s heritage gains them safe passage through hostile territory only to come between them as they seek to build a life together.
When a horrific tragedy strikes, decimating Naomi’s family and separating her from John, the promises they made are all they have left. Ripped apart, they can’t turn back, they can’t go on, and they can’t let go. Both will have to make terrible sacrifices to find each other, save each other, and eventually…make peace with who they are.
He’s a man straddling two worlds; she’s a woman trying to keep her family alive.
Plain and simple, straight to the point: This book was STUNNING. Absolutely 100% stunning. All of it. Every single page. Every single word.
While reading Where the Lost Wander, Amy broke my heart. Absolutely shattered it. But when it was all said and done, she healed me so completely in a way that only she can– a beautiful way. Not only that but Amy has such a way with creating worlds and settings and bringing them to life. I know I have said that a thousand times before but I mean it. It’s all so vivid and real to me. When you’re reading her books prepare to be transported inside of it. Also be prepared to not want to leave it.
I was captivated the entire way through. There were no lulls, no slow parts, and certainly no parts that I felt the need to skim. In fact– the characters in this book might just be my new favorite Amy Harmon characters to date! She spent a lot of time tending and caring and building these characters and it certainly shows. They will each find their way into your heart. I promise.
With Amy’s delicate story telling and her caring writing it really makes this story what it is. Whether you like to read about history or not, you’ll appreciate everything that Amy Harmon offers to you. She writes historical fictions like no one else I have ever read and I stand by that for the rest of time.