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Walk the Promise Road: A Novel of the Oregon Trail

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Mary Rodgers has lost everything—or so she believes. Her entire family has been struck down with influenza, leaving her alone in the world—except for her cousin Philip. But Philip is bound for Oregon to meet up with Laurel, his fiancée, who’s waiting for him. Though Mary begs him to take her with him on the Oregon Trail, he resists. What would people think?

Mary’s plan is
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Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published May 10th 2018 by Prairie Rose Publications
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Anne Schroeder Thanks so much. I have a novella about a Chinese boy on the Oregon Trail (Boy in the Darkness) that will be released by Lighthouse Publishing in July,…moreThanks so much. I have a novella about a Chinese boy on the Oregon Trail (Boy in the Darkness) that will be released by Lighthouse Publishing in July, 2019. I also have two novels in a series about the California Mission Indians that you might love. Maria Ines and Cholama Moon. They are stand-alones and can be read in either order. (less)

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Milana Marsenich
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well Worth The Journey

Anne Schroeder has written a well-researched historical novel set on the Oregon Trail in 1848. Walk The Promise Road is full of authentic detail, young wisdom, and amazing courage. It is brimming with the good-hearted, hard-working values of another time, a time when neighborly kindness thrived, a time when a neighbor's help might mean the difference between life or death.

Mary Rodgers loses her mother, father, and brother to the flu. All she has left is her cou
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Carole Beers
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once you bury your flu-killed parents and climb aboard a Conestoga bound for Oregon Territory—or rather, you board Anne Schroeder’s book about orphaned cousins joining up with a motley wagon-train bound for Oregon— you’re hooked. Just as hordes of hopefuls who left behind practically everything, including in some cases health and sanity, you may be swept into an increasingly swift maelstrom of hopes jeopardized, will tested, love challenged. Schroeder invests so much historical detail and filter ...more
Michelle
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Take a journey along the Oregon Trail and discover a piece of our American history in a new way. Walk the Promise Road reads almost like a journal that has been reformatted into an educational storybook with a splash of a love story. The meticulous work that Anne Schroeder put into the story to make us feel all the trials and hardships along with the moments of joy and relief really shine through.

Mary, when this is done we will have made a part of history. Your journal will be read by your ch
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Mary E Trimble
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I could feel the dust and grime of the trail when I read Anne Schroeder’s Walk the Promise Road: A Novel of the Oregon Trail.

When Mary Rodgers’mother, father and little brother die from an influenza epidemic, she’s not only heartbroken, she’s alone in the world. She does have her cousin Philip, but he’s soon to leave Illinois to join his fiancé in Oregon. Mary, not quite eighteen, is determined to have a life, not be married off to someone she doen’t even love. She convinces her cous
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Pamela Barrett
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Walk the Promise Road is not a walk in the park; it’s a dangerous arduous journey from Missouri to Oregon in covered wagons; where death is always lurking around the next bend. When Mary Rodgers decides to go west with her cousin Philip neither one of them knows what lies ahead. Philip is her only relative after her family dies of influenza. In order to travel alone with him they must let people think they are married, but Philip has a fiancée that he hopes is waiting for him in Oregon. Things g ...more
Melissa
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent historical novel. Vivid details, strong characters, and a intriguing plot.
Rose James
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Walk the Promise Road: A Novel of the Oregon Trail

An excellent book. All about how love and understanding came to a hard working man of Indian and white blood and the woman that he fell in love with . Their struggle to overcome racial barriors since she was white, and other barriors that life had in store for thee.
Alethea Williams
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The characters in Walk the Promise Road embody the grit, determination, and willingness to adapt that spelled success for those seeking adventure and a new beginning in the West after leaving behind all that’s safe and familiar. Mary Rodgers poses as a wife so that she and her also-unmarried cousin can join a wagon train bound for Oregon. But the ruse that initially seemed so ingenious comes to spell trouble for Mary and her cousin Phillip —who is already promised to Laurel—as well as for Indian ...more
judy glover
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well written, I felt like I was with them on their trip.

Hopefully she will write more pioneer stories.

Thanks for sharing. And if you want to e a great story, read this book.
Anne Schroeder
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Anne Schroeder describes herself as a calorically-challenged Aphrodite with an unmistakable fervor for life. Second of seven children, she was born in Ventura County, California, the subject of her first memoir Branches on the Conejo: Leaving the Soil after Five Generations.

In 1971 she graduated from Cal Poly, SLO, with a husband, toddler and part-time job, in the first wave of the Social and Sex
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