Autumn, 1837. Driving onward - against the worst of man and nature - a legendary caravan of men, women and children forge a new link in the wilderness trek from Independence, Missouri to the "Promised Land" beyond the Rockies. They are pioneering Americans from North and South - side-by-side with immigrants, a black man and an Indian - waging a fierce daily battle for bare survival on an uncompromising journey to their private destinies and the fulfillment of America's greatest dream.
Nebraska! This is the story of fearless devotion to a hard-won ideal, of betrayal from within and sabotage that reaches as far as Britain's and Imperial Russia's shores, of the story of "Whip" Holt, the ruggedly quiet leader of this leg of the perilous migration; and of Cathy Van Ayl, who leaves her family behind in Missouri to continue on with Whip Holt's train - and perhaps, to win his heart.
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I tried out the first book in this series after reading someone's review, while looking for something a bit different to listen to. Now I'm just addicted to this series because it's perfect escapism!
From the continuing events that the characters have to deal with, I'll do a bit of research to check the background to that. So I'm learning much about American history and the early settlers' way of life. I've also felt the need to look at maps showing the many Indian tribes that are included in this story, and so have a much better context and understanding that is completely new to me, fascinating!
Oh he is a joy! I have no idea who he is but Iove his narrator's voice anyway and some of his accents, and one or two of his characterisations make me laugh out loud.
I'm looking forward to making my way through the series. If books one and two are anything to go by, I won't be disappointed by the rest.