Winner of the Oregon State Historical Society Award for Best Novel
The opening novel in Sheba Hargreaves beloved Oregon Pioneer trilogy is back in print for the first time in over 70 years. It’s the unforgettable story of the Bainbridge family, who arrive in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1843, and their heroic struggle to survive against seemingly insurmountable hardships to make new lives for themselves in a beautiful but unforgiving new land.
“A convincing and authentic picture of Oregon’s pioneer days.” Detroit Free Press
“An exciting, colorful, and dependable picture of pioneer life in Oregon.” San Bernardino Sun
“It is history glowing with life and color that conveys a striking moral lesson. And it is entertainment for all minds not too jaded and not too indifferent to the blessedness of simple living and plain, unadorned courage and self-sacrifice.” Spokane Chronicle
“An excellent picture of Oregon in the early half of the 19th century.” Salt Lake TribuneSheba Hargreaves / Historical, Western