The Sweetwater Trail

The Sweetwater Trail Felicity Sinclair slept between silk sheets in New York but on the trail to the Oregon Territory she s awake at night wrapped in a quilt of regret Her father s railroad swindle cost Felicity everyth

  • Title: The Sweetwater Trail
  • Author: N.L. Campbell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Felicity Sinclair slept between silk sheets in New York but on the trail to the Oregon Territory, she s awake at night, wrapped in a quilt of regret Her father s railroad swindle cost Felicity everything, including her engagement to Edmund Ormond But Felicity isn t the demure debutante she appears to be She rolls up her lace edged sleeves to survive the trail to the OFelicity Sinclair slept between silk sheets in New York but on the trail to the Oregon Territory, she s awake at night, wrapped in a quilt of regret Her father s railroad swindle cost Felicity everything, including her engagement to Edmund Ormond But Felicity isn t the demure debutante she appears to be She rolls up her lace edged sleeves to survive the trail to the Oregon Territory, a journey of 2,000 miles of trial and error, where every mile travelled is drier than the one before Where the game is scarce and the graves common, and life depends on keeping the oxen alive.Rye Jones, with eyes as cold as a Kansas river crossing, studies her at night over the campfire How much of her father s deceptive wiles did Felicity inherit The wagon train leader invested in the Garrety Brown Railroad and lost his medical practice, his wife and his child But Rye is drawn to Felicity by her determination to leave her past in the prairie grass.Felicity must choose a scratched out existence in the Oregon wilderness with Rye or escape to a life of ease in New York with Edmund.

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    1. Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA

    2. I loved this story. Yes, the book did have quite a few grammatical mistakes - especially toward the end of the book. It was as though the author or whoever was responsible for proofreading just gave out during the last 1/3. Now, that we have the grammar issues out of the way, I must say - this was a wonderful, wonderful story.The author's writing style is a little different than most. N.L. Campbell doesn't give you complete scenarios as the story is written, rather the reader is left to wonder i [...]

    3. Felicity Sinclair was spoiled, although she didn't know it. Used to having the best of everything and now she was marrying the best as well, Edmund Ormond, soon to be a senator. Well at least if she could fit into her wedding dressbut the tasty morsels call to herd she usually gives in. If that were only the least of her trials. Soon her family is beset by scandal, her marriage canceled, her family disgraced. Her mother unhinged burns down their house and herself. So Felicity and her father head [...]

    4. **3.5**This was an entertaining, fast read. It was close to being a full 4-stars except for a few things. Some parts of the writing felt a little disjointed - big jumps in time with no explanations - that type of thing. Also the final resolution felt a little anti-climatic for me - I think that could have been built up a little better. I really enjoyed the bits of humor between Rye and Felicity (although one of the jokes fell a bit flat), but the progression of their relationship (at least from [...]

    5. This was a fun, entertaining read. Although this type of story has been done over and over again, this kept my interest. After reading it, I found myself thinking about the main characters and wondering where the next book will take them.I liked the fact Felicity had been a city girl to the core and found it in herself to break free from her inadequacies to become a strong, independent young woman. And she did it all herself.Of course you have to have a brooding, handsome wagon master and Rye di [...]

    6. This is one of those books that had plot weaknesses that should have bothered the heck out of me (like why was the dying father cryptic about the importance of the law books--just spit it out, man, you are dying), but I loved the book so much that I overlooked them and just went along for the ride. It is a rather unusual and better-than-average Oregon Trail story with a broad mix of interesting characters. Felicity seems like a sap at first but initial impressions prove to be deceiving and we ge [...]

    7. Not like the usual Oregon Trail books I read. At first I wasn't sure about this book. I'm glad I didn't give up on it. The more I read, the more interested I was in what was going to happen next. There were some negative comments (that I didn't see until later) about the writing style or writing mistakes. But it was the story and the characters that had my attention, not any writing mistakes. At first, I didn't really like the main character. She went thru a lot & became someone that I wante [...]

    8. This was a nice, quick, easy read. I didn't care for so much internal thinking at the beginning of the book, and at times it was tricky to keep track of who was speaking during conversation. Overall, though, I thought the story and the characters were well-developed. I enjoyed observing the respect and love that developed between Felicity and Rye. They were both believably flawed (rather than being too-good-to-be-true characters); their banter was very real. This story made me appreciate how dif [...]

    9. Felicity plans to marry Edmund, a prominent New Yorker, when suddenly she is forced to leave New York due to illegal actions taken by her father.Felicity struggles with the difficulties and perils on the Oregon Trail. After her father's death she assumes much of the responsibilities of her family on the trail and eventually begins to enjoy the challenge as well as caring for the driver, Rye.But in the west Edmund shows up and demands she return to New York.This was a slightly different take of t [...]

    10. A really good story line with quite a few issues to detract. Good character development, you get to see the heroine develop from a spoiled rich girl to a strong pioneer woman. Good interaction in the growing romance you just have to be able to ignore the grammar errors and the occasional jumping story line. I found it well worth the read.

    11. I got this for free in the kindle store, so I wasn't expecting much, but I actually really enjoyed it. I really liked the characters and their development and progression throughout the story. There are a few places where the writing is a bit confusing, but nothing that detracts from the story too much.

    12. A few typos but otherwise an awesome read. Pampered, affluent young woman loses everything but learns who she is on a wagon train. I enjoyed seeing her evolve into a strong and thinking woman.

    13. EnjoyedEnjoyed reading this book very much. I can picture it as a movie. Wagons heading out west. Love and romance none of those explicit sex scenes either

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