“Treasured Grace” by Traci Peterson

Traci Peterson has another winning novel in “Treasured Grace”.  Traci has written twenty series of books, some in collaboration with another author.  I have read quite a few of them.  “Treasured Grace” begins along the Oregon Trail in 1847 with the death of Grace’s husband, a narrow-minded preacher.  Grace was forced to marry him in able to join a wagon train going to Oregon because a woman alone could not make the trip.  She and her two sisters were orphans and were trying to get to her uncle in Oregon.  After the untimely death of her husband (in name only), Grace was forced to winter over at the Whitman Mission.  Dr. Whitman built the mission to bring the gospel to the Indians, the Cayuse and Nez Perce.  He is an arrogant man and refuses to allow Grace, with her knowledge of healing medicine and herbs, to tend the sick.  After an outbreak of measles which was a deadly sickness to the Indians, Dr. Whitman and the mission were attacked and many were killed, including Dr. Whitman and his wife.  Grace, along with a trapper who she comes to love, do all they can to save those who are ill and rescue those whom the Indians are holding hostage.

Ms. Peterson does a great job of incorporating real historical events with the tales she writes.  Obviously she has an inexhaustible aptitude for giving her readers abundant stories in historical fiction.  I will continue to appreciate her talents as long as she writes.

I received a print copy of this book from Baker Publishing in return for my honest review.


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