Sunday, October 31, 2010
"The Last of the Wagon Pioneers" by John and Patty Probst that I just loved, it made me go back into my young days as I was always reading "The Little House" series over and over.
This book is the first in the seven part "The Strangers and Pilgrims Series," that follows the lives of four generations of the Trevor family.
In "The Last of the Wagon Pioneers," I met Farmer Trevor, a very likeable fellow who knows that he did not want to be a farmer in the town of his birth. Despite being discouraged by his father, he dreamed for years of moving to the west and becoming a rancher.
Farmer risks everything and with his wife and two small sons he heads out west. As the back of the book reads, "Taking his two small children and his wife, Emile, across dangerous terrain, Farmer embarks on a journey beyond his wildest imagination. He holds a worn piece of paper promising a new life and a claim to Section 9 of an Oregon homestead. As the last of the Wagon Pioneers, the Trevor family must rely on their faith in God, the love of a family, and a horse drawn wagon to make the journey."
The Trevors have a few disadvantages as the car had been invented and as they travel out west they see more and more of them, wishing he could afford one, so that their travel would be faster. Some of the people looked at them like they were crazy going that long way from Texas to Oregon, but you have to do what you have to do, if you want it bad enough. Farmer was very sad that his farther was mad at him for leaving the farm, but was happy and surprised that Emma's parents supported their move.
Farmer Trevor and his family successfully travels across America and starts living out Farmer’s dream.When they reached their home stead, it was very hard on Farmer to build his log home by him self and he must hurry as winter was not far off. He was very surprised one Sat. morning when all the wagon, cars, trucks etc came into his yard and told them, that they were having a house raising. They even made the house a lot larger that the two rooms, Farmer was planning on, as they already had the two sons and another baby due any day. Farmer and Emma learned the real meaning of being a Christian and having real neighbors.
This book was sent to me by Jerry at Nordskog Publishing for review: