TBT Novel: The Crossing

Happy Thursday, Reader Friends!

It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s novel is The Crossing by Jacqueline Kimball. This TBT novel takes us to the year 2013. Have you read it? If not, be sure to add to your TBR pile.

About the Book

The Blurb: “Pioneer/Western. A heartwarming story of life’s triumphs, loves and losses on the Oregon Trail.

Hugh and Irena Shaw are making the long journey by wagon train to Oregon. Maybe a new start will help what time did not. Time back home didn’t heal the hurt over the loss of their three year old son. There would be no walks with a rosy cheeked little boy who stopped to pick wildflowers for his mama. Now thick grass grew on the little mound where their baby slept. Hugh had erected a carved stone, and Irena planted flowers for her boy. She cried bitterly while she patted the damp earth around them. Her baby would never bring her flowers again. The ache in her heart was so consuming that she wanted to die.

It was only in the past year or so that Irena sometimes longed for a child. She had never said a word of it to Hugh, though she suspected it was the same for him. And then little Anya stole her heart. Would Hugh feel the same?
Can a child that has lost everything on the journey heal their hurts, or cause their marriage to falter?

Also on the train is George Greer, and he’s determined to follow his heart. Or is he? Why on earth did he keep thinking on Judith Brenner when he wanted to court Millie Rose? Was it because he felt sorry for her since Drew stopped walking with her? Was it because he wanted to show Millie Rose that she couldn’t keep him dangling? Or was it her tiny little frame and a face framed with buttery yellow tendrils of hair that made him want to take her hand and go for a very romantic walk?”

Links: Amazon, Goodreads

About the Author

I love my life! I’m a mother of three fantastic adults, and a proud nana. I’m totally a southern girl from northern Louisiana. I live in a lovely little apartment with my oldest daughter Lisa, and two spoiled dogs.

I’m a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). I love history, and I am particularly drawn to the mid-1800s. I am currently writing a contemporary novella (A Very Doggie Christmas) and a mail order bride novel set in the Gold Rush period.

I’ve been writing stories since high school…Well before that, but I was forced to do it in elementary school. (Grinning…) I got hooked on writing one sunny morning in September in a small high school in Ferriday, Louisiana when my ninth grade English teacher, Grant Anderson, read part of an assignment that I had written aloud in class one day. I remember that he said that the way I had described my character’s thoughts as a “tangled web of thoughts” was “uniquely descriptive”. I sat up a little prouder that day. A little flattery was all it took, and I was hooked.

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