Westward the Dream by Judith Pella

By Judith Pella

Because the U.S. descends into the Civil battle, photographer Brenton Baldwin travels west along with his sister Jordana, capturing of the constructing lands and looking for their sister. alongside for the journey is younger Caitlan O'Connor, who has simply arrived from eire. Will they make it to California to discover their kin regardless of the chance that looms forward? and will early romance develop into love within the face of trials and tragedy?

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At this particular school, girls were not allowed to lengthen their skirts to the floor until after their sixteenth birthday. Having just turned sixteen, Jordana found her longer skirts a terrible nuisance. Personally she had cherished the extra two inches she’d grown in the last year because it caused her own skirts to go from the prescribed six inches above the tops of her shoes to eight inches. She liked the freedom of shortened skirts. At least she did not yet have to wear those hideous hoops women had so stupidly adopted as an important mark of fashion, and she was still able to get away with failing to cinch herself into a corset.

He’d gone to the panned-out riverbeds and searched for a way to make it up to his wife. He didn’t return until nearly a week later. And he didn’t return with much gold. Victoria tried not to remember the defeat in his eyes, but it was impossible to forget. Impossible, mostly, because he still wore that haunted look. Everything had changed after that. Well, most everything. Her love for him hadn’t changed, but Kiernan’s open manner of speaking with her—of sharing his thoughts and dreams—had definitely taken a different turn.

Still, enduring the chilly harbor ride for the sake of being accepted as an adult left Jordana questioning her own sanity. Turning to Meg, she forced her teeth not to chatter and smiled. ” “Oh, it’s just a little storm,” Meg replied, looking heavenward. “Mother calls it winter’s last hurrah. ” “You’re certainly waxing poetic today,” Jordana teased. “I’m glad to be going home,” Meg replied. ” Jordana questioned. ” Meg tossed back her hood and laughed, her brown ringlets dancing about her shoulders.

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