Priscilla White knows she'll never be a wife or mother and feels God's call to the mission field in India. Dr. Eli Ernest is back from Oregon Country only long enough to raise awareness of missions to the natives before heading out West once more. But then Priscilla and Eli both receive news from the mission board: No longer will they send unmarried men and women into the field.
Left scrambling for options, the two realize the other might be the answer to their needs. Priscilla and Eli agree to a partnership, a marriage in name only that will allow them to follow God's leading into the mission field. But as they journey west, this decision will be tested by the hardships of the trip and by the unexpected turnings of their hearts
I loved this book, every single page of it. I found myself drawn into it from the very beginning and kept reading to the end and never stopped loving the story. If you have ever played the Oregon Trail game this book reminded me of my childhood (ok and adulthood) days of playing that game since the story is set during that time of going out west to Oregon.
Jody Hedlund does a great job at telling the story, which she actually based partially on real people and history (which makes the best kind of historical). She made is feel like you were right with the characters. I can not wait to read more from her. Great job, Jody!
* I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Bethany House!