One More River to Cross, by Jane Kirkpatrick, is the latest release by this author who can weave a historical story well. Unfortunately, I didn't find this as easy to get into as her previous works. I gave up at just about one-hundred pages. It wasn't engaging to me and when I tried to read it I didn't have that excited feeling I get when reading. I was having a hard time keeping the characters straight. I should know that when there's a chart at the beginning of the book to tell who is who that it's not going to be an easy read for me.
I do love her other works and won't give up on her books. This one was just not for me.
From the back cover:
In 1844, two years before the Donner Party, the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company leaves Missouri to be the first wagons into California through the Sierra Nevada. They enjoy a safe journey--until October, when a fierce mountain snowstorm forces difficult decisions.
The party separates in three directions. Some go overland around Lake Tahoe. Others stay to guard the heaviest wagons. The rest of the party, including eight women and seventeen children, huddle in a makeshift cabin at the headwaters of the Yuba River awaiting rescue. The months ahead will be long and at times terrifying. But with friendship, family, and enough courage to overcome their fear, these intrepid pioneers will discover what truly matters in times of trial.
This book provided for review by Revell.