I want to take this opportunity to introduce Christi Corbett’s new book ALONG THE WAY HOME. Christi is one of my writing pals and part of our local writing group. I’ve had the privilege of reading many chapters of Along the Way Home and providing hopefully useful critiques and advice. I’m so excited that I now have the opportunity to read the whole book.
Christi has worked hard getting the characters and settings just right, making sure the historical facts are accurate and making the story a “keep the pages turning” read. Congratulations, Christie!
Here’s what she has to say about her accomplishment and a synopsis of Along the Way Home:
It took me thirteen years to drag my debut novel over the publication finish line. There were times when I honestly didn’t think I’d make it, but what kept me going were the writing friendships I’d developed along the way.
How about you? How do you support the dreams of your friends and family?
They lost everything but their dreams on the Oregon Trail…
Kate Davis is intrigued when her father reveals his dream of starting a horse ranch in OregonTerritory. Settlers out west value a strong woman, and though she manages the financials of her father’s mercantile her competence earns her ridicule, not respect, from Virginia’s elite society.
Jake Fitzpatrick, an experienced trail guide, wants land out west to raise cattle and crops. But dreams require money and he’s eating dandelion greens for dinner. So when a wealthy businessman offers double wages to guide his family across the Oregon Trail, Jake accepts with one stipulation—he is in complete control.
Departure day finds Kate clinging to her possessions as Jake demands she abandon all he deems frivolous, including her deceased mother’s heirlooms. Jake stands firm, refusing to let the whims of a headstrong woman jeopardize the wages he so desperately needs—even a beautiful one with fiery green eyes and a temper to match.
Trail life is a battle of wills between them until tragedy strikes, leaving Jake with an honor-bound promise to protect her from harm and Kate with a monumental choice—go back to everything she’s ever known or toward everything she’s ever wanted?
Advance Praise for Along the Way Home
…author Christi Corbett unfurls an unforgettable epic romance inside of an epic Western adventure. Beautifully crafted, this debut novel is a tender journey of the heart as well as a treacherous journey of many miles.
Eve Paludan, author of Taking Back Tara (Ranch Lovers Romance series)
A breathtaking account of courage and adventure along the Oregon Trail.
Jillian Kent, author of The Ravensmoore Chronicles.
A dash of action! A touch of intrigue! Loads of sweet, clean romantic promise…
Reid Lance Rosenthal, Winner of 15 National Awards, #1 Best Selling Author of the Threads West, An American Saga series.
I’m addicted to coffee, sticky notes, and the Oxford Comma. I live in a small town in Oregon with my husband and our twins. Our home’s location is especially inspiring because the view from the back door is a hill travelers looked upon years ago as they explored the OregonTerritory and beyond.
Along the Way Home is a Sweet Historical Romance. It released in e-book format on June 11, 2013 and will be available in print July of 2013. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Astraea Press (my publisher) and several other retailers.
When I’m not writing I love chatting with readers and writers alike. You can find me in one of the following locations:
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