WILLOW CHASE, Kansas territory 1857,
New York : Aladdin, 1997
and her family are facing a dilemma that many pioneers had to deal with.
Should they cross a flooded river, risking everyone's lives, or wait for
the water to go down while their oxen and cattle and horses lose more weight
and strength grazing on rotting, hail beaten grass? When the decide to
cross, Willow must confront her worst fear. Her father was drowned at a
river crossing a year before. Overwintering, her mother remarried--to a
man who shared the vision of a westward journey--a man Willow cannot welcome
as part of her family. Can she find her courage? Will she ever be able
to accept her stepfather?
(Kathleen Duey, author. firstname.lastname@example.org)
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