This Road We Traveled, by Jane Kirkpatrick, is a wonderfully told story of a family's journey on the Oregon Trail. The main character, Tabitha Moffat Brown, is a widow in her sixties who joins her own wagon to the wagon train that is carrying her family west. This novel is based on real characters, and their journey from Missouri to Oregon in the 1840s. It is well-researched, and well-written. Most of all, it is a story of family and of the ways we can all have purpose in life. Many of the characters are memorable, and I enjoyed watching them develop throughout the novel. There are plenty of trials along the way, which is to be expected on any story about the Oregon Trail. The story flows well, and I didn't want to stop reading. I read and liked another book by this author (The Memory Weaver), but I think this book is even better. I enjoyed this book very much, and I highly recommend it.
I received this book from the publisher, Revell, for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own.