Authors: Melody Carlson
|A Dream for Tomorrow|
|Homeward on the Oregon Trail |
Bestselling author Melody Carlson (more than 5 million books sold) continues her Homeward on the Oregon Trail series with this second romantic adventure.
Elizabeth Martin and her two children have made it through the easy part of their journey, but now their wagon train faces high mountain passes, dangerous river crossings, and decreasing supplies. Desperate circumstances bring out the best and worst of the travelers, including Will Bramford, the wealthy widower who is pursuing Elizabeth, and Eli Kincade, the independent and solitary guide who has stolen Elizabeth’s heart. As the group reaches the Oregon Country, the emigrants part ways to find their new homes. Elizabeth and Will and their families have made arrangements to board a ship that will take them south along the coast. Will Eli change his plans and accompany Elizabeth to her new and permanent home? Or will his mysterious past continue to keep them from love?
Melody Carlson has written 200 books for teens, women, and children (more than five million copies sold). She’s won several awards from the Romance Writers of America, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, Christian Retailing magazine, and other national organizations. Melody and her husband have two grown sons and make their home in the Pacific Northwest. www.melodycarlson.com
HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHERS
Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.
Cover by Koechel Peterson & Associates, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Backcover author photo Ruettgers Photography
A DREAM FOR TOMORROW
Copyright © 2013 by Melody A. Carlson
Published by Harvest House Publishers
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
A dream for tomorrow / Melody Carlson.
p. cm. — (Homeward on the Oregon Trail series ; bk. 2)
ISBN 978-0-7369-4873-9 (pbk.)
ISBN 978-0-7369-4874-6 (eBook)
1. Women pioneers—Fiction. 2. Widows—Fiction. 3. Wagon trains—Fiction 4. Oregon National Historic Trail—Fiction. I. Title.
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THE DAWSON PARTY
Elizabeth Anne Martin
JT (12) and Ruth Anne (8)
Asa and Clara Dawson,
Matthew and Jess Dawson,
Elizabeth’s brother and sister-in-law
Elizabeth’s farmhand and a freed slave
IN OREGON COUNTRY
John and Malinda Martin,
Elizabeth’s brother-in-law and his wife
Todd, Emily (13), Bart (12), and Suzannah (9)
WAGON TRAIN LEADERS
a widowed lawyer from Boston
Jeremiah (18), Belinda (17), and Amelia (16)
Hugh and Lavinia Prescott,
friends of William Bramford, also from Boston
Julius (19), Evelyn (16), and Augustus (13)
Bert and Florence Flanders
Mahala (18), Ezra (16), Hannah (13), Walter (11), and Tillie (8)
Horace and Jane Taylor
Henry and Gertrude Muller and their four children
Ruby Morris (
Jess Dawson’s aunt
) and her friend Doris
Paddy and Fiona McIntire
Abner Stone and his son Robert