Oregon Trail Family by Morgan Weistling
Good afternoon, readers!
I’m excited to announce my western romance novel, Prairie Ghosts, debuts March 3rd, 2020. It’s currently available for Pre-Order! I’m thrilled to be working with Satin Romance, an imprint of Melange Books, LLC.
I’ll be discussing a variety of topics concerning The Oregon Trail over the next several weeks. I’d like to begin by sharing the synopsis of “Prairie Ghosts” along with several related images and paintings.
Cathy Brennan is leaving the comfort of her Nebraska home to travel the Oregon Trail. It’s the spring of 1849 and she’s brutally unaware of what awaits her upon her departure. Despite the many hardships ahead, romance is on the horizon. Childhood friend and love interest, Shane Mackenzie, earns a place in her heart, wrangling cattle and dangerous obstacles along the trail. Love blossoms and the couple soon find themselves embraced by their new family of traveling companions, a lovable cast of gold prospectors, gamblers, and even a fast-talking Madame and her charming ladies of “ill-repute,” risk life and limb as they journey across the Great Frontier. Together, they challenge conventional beliefs. The young pioneers will soon discover an evil lurking within the seemingly quiet plains of the northwest.
Haunted by threatening dreams and visions, Cathy battles both real and imaginary forces, that eventually culminate in a surprisingly twist of fate.
Will the green-eyed beauty find love and contentment in the arms of Shane Mackenzie, a handsome cowboy? Or will she fall victim to the dark forces bent on her destruction. Dare to take up the reins in this action-packed romance. Prairie Ghosts is a unique tale for a new generation of western romance lovers.
Orgeon Trail by Mel Steinhauer
The original “Prairie Schooner”
Restored Conestoga Wagon at Scotts Bluff National Monument on the Oregon Trail
An impressive column of clay and sandstone rising from the dusty earth like a mysterious pyramid from days gone by. Reaching five hundred feet, the pillar of limestone, clay and ash was a startling milestone. The circumference was nearly half a mile in diameter, creating excitement among the travelers traveling across Nebraska.
Image by Morgan Weistling
Experienced pioneers drove oxen and mules across the prairies. The animals were able to survive on smaller amounts of feed and water compared to horses and ponies.
Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Wagons in Marsh: Oregon/California Trail Center
Girl on Oregon Trail by Benjamin Wu
The Oregon Trail by Albert Bierstadt
“Evening on the Trail” by Tom Browning
Thank you for stopping by today, readers! I’m looking forward to your next visit.