by Jenna Brandt
After enduring immense hardships, will Lady Margaret finally be free from her past, allowing her to embrace her soul mate? Extremely tender and magnificently exhilarating, The American Conquest examines the journey between healing a broken heart and making room for rebirth.
The American Conquest (Book 3) Running from a past scandal, Lady Margaret must leave Europe forever and escape across the ocean to America. The plan: to brave the Oregon Trail to reach the Colorado territory where her family’s future awaits. While facing adversities in the new frontier, Margaret must trust God to keep their family safe. Attacked by Indians, the group is saved by Cortland Westcott, a rancher and devoted Christian. Margaret and Cort have an instant connection through their faith, but devastating secrets threaten to cripple the budding relationship. Both Margaret and Cort must confront a past that haunts them to finally be able to make a new life together. Will Margaret finally come to terms with what happened to her, or will she let her past destroy her future?
Window to the Heart Saga: a recountal of the epic journey of Lady Margaret, a young English noblewoman, who through many trials, obstacles, and tragedies, discovers her own inner strength, the sustaining force of faith in God, and the power of family and friends. In this three-part series, experience new places and cultures as the heroine travels from England to France and completes her adventures in America. The series has compelling themes of love, loss, faith and hope with a exceptionally gratifying conclusion.
We get to travel with Lady Margaret to unsettled America in this third book of the Window to the Heart Saga. Margaret has been forced to leaved Europe to escape from those who are out to harm her and take away her son. Upon arriving in America, Margaret is shocked to find how different it is from Europe. She soon finds herself depending on men of questionable character to get her and her family safely to the Colorado Territory. Along the way, they are met with many challenges, obstacles, and are attacked by Indians. After finally arriving in Colorado, Margaret thinks that she and her family are finally safe. Little does she know that she is soon going to be put through things that she could never even imagine. Will Margaret be able to survive or will this new and unknown country be too much for her to handle?
I really enjoyed Margaret’s journey from England to France and finally to America. She went through so many trials, troubles, heartaches, and dangers that it is a wonder that she just didn’t give up. While she was tempted to several times, Margaret realizes that she must keep going and trusting in God. I was shocked to read some of the things that Margaret has gone through. I realize that things were rough for the settlers in the Western Territories, but I never imagined that things were that bad. Although this book was totally different than what I was expecting, I am glad how everything turned out in the end. I cannot wait to see what Jenna Brandt has in store for readers.
Parental Guidance: There are some events and scenes in this book that may not be suitable for younger readers.
I received a complimentary e-book copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.