Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Heart's Journey by Kristen McKendry

  • ISBN-10: 1680471260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1680471267


Adventure is in her blood, so when wealthy eighteen year old Rachel Hamilton’s treasure hunting father disappears in the wilderness of British Columbia, she considers only one course of action: she will embark on a quest to find him. But for a well bred woman with little understanding of the world beyond her upper class existence, the harsh realities of the trail quickly become apparent. Woefully unprepared for the hardships of crossing a wild and unsettled continent, Rachel is hungry, lost, and distraught when handsome frontiersman Peter finds her in the middle of nowhere. 

Taking pity on the downtrodden young woman, Peter promises to escort her to the safety of civilization. Little does he realize he’s taking on a naïve and foolishly brave girl who will test the limits of his patience. But he also discovers the same naïve girl will blossom into a strong, competent, and captivating woman as they undertake an epic journey that will forever alter both their lives.

{ My Review}

Heart's Journey by Kristen McKendry is a historical novel full of clean romance and strong faith. It is a relaxing historical fiction read.  

 Unfortunately, Heart's Journey just didn't resonate with me.  I had a hard time connecting with the story and the characters. I thought the premise of the book ~ an 18 year old girl traveling from Canada to the west by herself to join  wagon train and actually making it to the wagon train ~ was just a bit too far fetched. I couldn't let go of this fact and unfortunately, it affected my enjoyment of the rest of the story.  

Ms. McKendry has talent and Heart's Journey is getting some rave reviews. Please check this book out for yourselves and make your own decision. 

2 Stars

Thank you to Covenant Communications Inc. and Netgalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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