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We are so pleased to share our May Adult hint - The Oregon Trail!
He's a man straddling two worlds; she's a woman trying to keep her family alive.
Set in 1853, we follow a family and their guide across an alternate route of the Oregon Trail. A riveting story told between two characters. She, recently widowed, is ready for a fresh start in distant lands. She is a dreamer. A romantic. She sees what others don't. Our guide is the son of a white man and a Pawnee mother, who helps to lead their caravan of wagons. He struggles with straddling between two worlds, but feels as though he is simply a stranger in both. Set amid extreme trials and beautiful landscapes, the pair are quickly drawn to one another.
When a tragedy strikes, the promises they made are all they have left. Ripped apart, they can’t turn back, they can’t go on, and they can’t let go. Both will have to make terrible sacrifices to find each other, save each other, and eventually…make peace with who they are.
Be prepared to be transported to a different world where only our favorite NYT best-selling author can take us. An author that has such a way with creating worlds and settings and bringing them to life. Her writing has a way of shattering our hearts and then turning it around to heal us in the best possible way. Incredibly well researched, characters that were likable and genuine, and a plot that had heart and soul. Filled with life lessons and motivation to power through the tough moments, this is the perfect book for our time.
So strap on your boots and get ready to listen to the rattle of covered wagons and the clopping hooves of oxen and mules as we take you on the adventure of a lifetime. A favorite author of ours here at Once Upon a Book Club and one we're incredibly proud to be featuring for the second time, we cannot wait to bring this book to life for our readers with some of our most beautiful gifts ever created.
Sign-ups are open from now through May 14th or until we sell out, so don't miss your opportunity for this unique reading experience!
We are so pleased to share our April Young Adult hint - Through Thick and Thin!
Discover this dynamic #ownvoices novel which explores grief, mental health, and the transformative power of friendship through the most unlikely of duos.
A loner teen photographer haunted by a past that’s stagnated her work and left her terrified she’s losing her mind. A high school volleyball star desperate to find a way around her sudden medical disqualification. Both girls need college scholarships. After a chance encounter, the two develop an unlikely friendship that enables them to begin facing their inner demons.
But both girls are keeping secrets that, left hidden, could cost them everything, maybe even their lives.
What do you do when faced with a challenge that is truly out of your control? What do you do when being strong isn’t enough? This incredibly powerful novel dives into the true meaning of strength, determination, and the power of friendship.
Wonderfully written and full of rich imagery and vivid descriptions of the city of Asheville, North Carolina, this is a story of unexpected friendship and hope, identity, self-awareness and overcoming the odds.
Paired with a series of gorgeous gifts, we are so excited to bring this novel to life for our readers this coming April!
Sign-ups are open from now through April 14th or until we sell out, so don't miss your opportunity for this unique reading experience!