Once again Jody Hedlund gives us a fictional account of something that really took place. This lady knows her stuff! This book is very well written and you can tell that she spent a lot of time in research. Be warned, though, the scenes where the husband and wife are falling in love with each other are a little intense. Nothing vulgar or across any lines, but enough to make me blush at times.
Priscilla White is a young single woman in New York. Her family wishes to marry her off but she is determined to remain single, especially since she is barren because of a childhood illness. Her hearts desire is to become a missionary to far away India, but it seems that God has other plans. Into her life appears Eli Ernest, a doctor who also wishes to remain single but is told that in order for him to be a missionary he must marry. Priscilla is told the same thing. A marriage of convenience is what they agree to and soon Priscilla is joining Eli on a trek across the frontier known to us as the Western USA.
Priscilla's story is based on a true one of the first woman to make the trip. Hardships meet them at every turn, but when God has a purpose for a life He will always see it come to fruition.
This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.
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