One More River to Cross

One More River to Cross

In 1844, two years before the Donner Party, the Stevens-Murphy company left Missouri to be the first wagons into California through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mostly Irish Catholics, the party sought religious freedom and education in the mission-dominated land and enjoyed a safe journey--until October, when a heavy snowstorm forced difficult decisions. The first of many In 1844, two years before the Donner Party, the Stevens-Murphy company left Missouri to be the first wagons into Californ...

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Title:One More River to Cross
Author:Jane Kirkpatrick
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0800727029
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:346 pages pages

One More River to Cross Reviews

  • Robin Reynolds
    Sep 26, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

  • Vickie
    Oct 04, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

  • Virginia Campbell
    Aug 22, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

    One More River to Cross is based on the true story of a group of travelers heading west in the 1840s. It was a large group with 17 children. Forced to split up in 3 groups after encountering a brutal winter, each group must find a way to survive and fend for themselves. I had never...

    I immediately grabbed this book because 1) It's by Jane Kirkpatrick; 2) the history! ? This book definitely did not lack in the history department. I was soo intrigued by this true story of travelers. But this book did, however, lack in compelling, lovable characters...... I d...

    Acclaimed author Jane Kirkpatrick is known for the meticulous detail found in her inspiring works of historical fiction. "One More River to Cross" is her storytelling of the "Murphy-Stephens-Townsend Overland Party", which traveled from Missouri through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to r...

  • Tami
    Sep 08, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

  • Claudia
    Oct 20, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

  • Peg
    Aug 28, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

  • Patricia Stoltey
    Oct 01, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

    One More River to Cross is based on the true story of a group of travelers heading west in the 1840s. It was a large group with 17 children. Forced to split up in 3 groups after encountering a brutal winter, each group must find a way to survive and fend for themselves. I had never...

    I immediately grabbed this book because 1) It's by Jane Kirkpatrick; 2) the history! ? This book definitely did not lack in the history department. I was soo intrigued by this true story of travelers. But this book did, however, lack in compelling, lovable characters...... I d...

    Acclaimed author Jane Kirkpatrick is known for the meticulous detail found in her inspiring works of historical fiction. "One More River to Cross" is her storytelling of the "Murphy-Stephens-Townsend Overland Party", which traveled from Missouri through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to r...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is based on true events that happened when the first pioneers tried to take wagons over the mountains to California. A story of resilience, survival, and true grit, especially among the women. Highly recommended! ...

  • Linda
    Sep 29, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

  • Hallie Szott
    Sep 29, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

  • Lisa Johnson
    Aug 19, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

  • Jane
    Aug 12, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

  • Cathy Daniel
    Sep 06, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

  • Sue
    Oct 06, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

    One More River to Cross is based on the true story of a group of travelers heading west in the 1840s. It was a large group with 17 children. Forced to split up in 3 groups after encountering a brutal winter, each group must find a way to survive and fend for themselves. I had never...

    I immediately grabbed this book because 1) It's by Jane Kirkpatrick; 2) the history! ? This book definitely did not lack in the history department. I was soo intrigued by this true story of travelers. But this book did, however, lack in compelling, lovable characters...... I d...

    Acclaimed author Jane Kirkpatrick is known for the meticulous detail found in her inspiring works of historical fiction. "One More River to Cross" is her storytelling of the "Murphy-Stephens-Townsend Overland Party", which traveled from Missouri through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to r...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is based on true events that happened when the first pioneers tried to take wagons over the mountains to California. A story of resilience, survival, and true grit, especially among the women. Highly recommended! ...

    I?m afraid this story didn?t work for me. There were far too many characters. The time with each person was short-lived before moving onto another point of view. Flipping back and forth with the provided character list did not prove useful to me while trying to read the story. I...

    3.5 Stars The year is 1844, two years before the tragic, fateful trip of the Donner Party. The Stephens-Murphy-Townsend wagon party, made up mostly of Canadian and Irish Catholic immigrants, travels from Missouri to California. Come October, they are trapped in a season of fierce sn...

    So, this book was one I chose for my younger sister. Since she?s writing a book on a figure from the wagon trail days, I figured this would make a good research tool. I read it with mixed feelings. I enjoyed it ? the writing style was wonderfully engaging, the storyline was clea...

    The American history books are filled with stories of brave men whose dreams pushed them further and further west. What we too often ignore is the simple fact that they were almost always accompanied by women. Women who eagerly chose to move in search of a better life, but also women w...

  • Rachel DeVaughn
    Oct 07, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

  • Angie Fehl
    Oct 06, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

    One More River to Cross is based on the true story of a group of travelers heading west in the 1840s. It was a large group with 17 children. Forced to split up in 3 groups after encountering a brutal winter, each group must find a way to survive and fend for themselves. I had never...

    I immediately grabbed this book because 1) It's by Jane Kirkpatrick; 2) the history! ? This book definitely did not lack in the history department. I was soo intrigued by this true story of travelers. But this book did, however, lack in compelling, lovable characters...... I d...

    Acclaimed author Jane Kirkpatrick is known for the meticulous detail found in her inspiring works of historical fiction. "One More River to Cross" is her storytelling of the "Murphy-Stephens-Townsend Overland Party", which traveled from Missouri through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to r...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is based on true events that happened when the first pioneers tried to take wagons over the mountains to California. A story of resilience, survival, and true grit, especially among the women. Highly recommended! ...

    I?m afraid this story didn?t work for me. There were far too many characters. The time with each person was short-lived before moving onto another point of view. Flipping back and forth with the provided character list did not prove useful to me while trying to read the story. I...

    3.5 Stars The year is 1844, two years before the tragic, fateful trip of the Donner Party. The Stephens-Murphy-Townsend wagon party, made up mostly of Canadian and Irish Catholic immigrants, travels from Missouri to California. Come October, they are trapped in a season of fierce sn...

  • Robin Willson
    Oct 02, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

  • Danielle Urban
    Jun 05, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

  • Sara Wise
    Oct 05, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

  • Deanne Patterson
    Oct 08, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    Oct 07, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

  • Emily Yager
    Sep 25, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

  • Evelyn  Fonseca
    Sep 23, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

    One More River to Cross is based on the true story of a group of travelers heading west in the 1840s. It was a large group with 17 children. Forced to split up in 3 groups after encountering a brutal winter, each group must find a way to survive and fend for themselves. I had never...

  • Allison Tebo
    Sep 16, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

  • Jypsy
    Oct 08, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

  • Abigail Harris
    Oct 02, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

  • Rebekah Lewis
    Oct 09, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

    One More River to Cross is based on the true story of a group of travelers heading west in the 1840s. It was a large group with 17 children. Forced to split up in 3 groups after encountering a brutal winter, each group must find a way to survive and fend for themselves. I had never...

    I immediately grabbed this book because 1) It's by Jane Kirkpatrick; 2) the history! ? This book definitely did not lack in the history department. I was soo intrigued by this true story of travelers. But this book did, however, lack in compelling, lovable characters...... I d...

  • Rose
    Oct 07, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

  • Conny Reviews
    Sep 19, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

    One More River to Cross is based on the true story of a group of travelers heading west in the 1840s. It was a large group with 17 children. Forced to split up in 3 groups after encountering a brutal winter, each group must find a way to survive and fend for themselves. I had never...

    I immediately grabbed this book because 1) It's by Jane Kirkpatrick; 2) the history! ? This book definitely did not lack in the history department. I was soo intrigued by this true story of travelers. But this book did, however, lack in compelling, lovable characters...... I d...

    Acclaimed author Jane Kirkpatrick is known for the meticulous detail found in her inspiring works of historical fiction. "One More River to Cross" is her storytelling of the "Murphy-Stephens-Townsend Overland Party", which traveled from Missouri through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to r...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is based on true events that happened when the first pioneers tried to take wagons over the mountains to California. A story of resilience, survival, and true grit, especially among the women. Highly recommended! ...

    I?m afraid this story didn?t work for me. There were far too many characters. The time with each person was short-lived before moving onto another point of view. Flipping back and forth with the provided character list did not prove useful to me while trying to read the story. I...

    3.5 Stars The year is 1844, two years before the tragic, fateful trip of the Donner Party. The Stephens-Murphy-Townsend wagon party, made up mostly of Canadian and Irish Catholic immigrants, travels from Missouri to California. Come October, they are trapped in a season of fierce sn...

    So, this book was one I chose for my younger sister. Since she?s writing a book on a figure from the wagon trail days, I figured this would make a good research tool. I read it with mixed feelings. I enjoyed it ? the writing style was wonderfully engaging, the storyline was clea...

    The American history books are filled with stories of brave men whose dreams pushed them further and further west. What we too often ignore is the simple fact that they were almost always accompanied by women. Women who eagerly chose to move in search of a better life, but also women w...

    ?That however we are separated, our Father will watch over us and unite us all in this land before the one beyond,? a prayer is offered in Jane Kirkpatrick?s novel, One More River to Cross. ~ What ~ Based on a true story, this three-hundred-and-fifty-two-page paperback target...

  • Kaitlyn S.
    Oct 08, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

    One More River to Cross is based on the true story of a group of travelers heading west in the 1840s. It was a large group with 17 children. Forced to split up in 3 groups after encountering a brutal winter, each group must find a way to survive and fend for themselves. I had never...

    I immediately grabbed this book because 1) It's by Jane Kirkpatrick; 2) the history! ? This book definitely did not lack in the history department. I was soo intrigued by this true story of travelers. But this book did, however, lack in compelling, lovable characters...... I d...

    Acclaimed author Jane Kirkpatrick is known for the meticulous detail found in her inspiring works of historical fiction. "One More River to Cross" is her storytelling of the "Murphy-Stephens-Townsend Overland Party", which traveled from Missouri through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to r...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is based on true events that happened when the first pioneers tried to take wagons over the mountains to California. A story of resilience, survival, and true grit, especially among the women. Highly recommended! ...

    I?m afraid this story didn?t work for me. There were far too many characters. The time with each person was short-lived before moving onto another point of view. Flipping back and forth with the provided character list did not prove useful to me while trying to read the story. I...

    3.5 Stars The year is 1844, two years before the tragic, fateful trip of the Donner Party. The Stephens-Murphy-Townsend wagon party, made up mostly of Canadian and Irish Catholic immigrants, travels from Missouri to California. Come October, they are trapped in a season of fierce sn...

    So, this book was one I chose for my younger sister. Since she?s writing a book on a figure from the wagon trail days, I figured this would make a good research tool. I read it with mixed feelings. I enjoyed it ? the writing style was wonderfully engaging, the storyline was clea...

  • Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
    Oct 03, 2019

    3.5 In the 1800s, no trip to the West occurred without unanticipated hardship. The Donner Party, of course, remains infamous for what they endured in 1846-47. Lesser known is the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend company, which chose to make the same crossing through the Sierra Nevada?with...

    Based on a truth, this wagon train crossing happened two years before the Donner party crossed the Sierra Nevada's. All was fine til October when the harsh snows hit the mountains. The struggle was real and I am once again impressed with the strength of this author's research. The va...

    What a thoughtful, inspiring, beautiful book! I truly believe in 2019, people need instant gratification and action. That is why this amazing book is getting low ratings. This book is historical fiction based on real pioneers. It naturally happens and is authentic to the time. Yes, it'...

    FTC Disclosure: Revell Reads gave me complimentary copies of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts. Did not finish. I?m afraid I couldn?t get past the first few chapters. The writing is really poor. It?s not only bland and stilted, it?...

    Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. One More River To Cross By: Jane Kirkpatrick *REVIEW* ??? I wanted to like this book much more than I actually did. The idea of wagon train life in all it...

    Set in the American West of the 1840's, this novel is based on the obscure true story of a group of pioneer families who set out for and reached California, after enduring hardships, obstacles, and setbacks. Quite a contrast to the unfortunate Donner Party, this group all pulled togeth...

    Thanks to the publisher, Revell, via LibraryThing, for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is a story of survival based on true events in 1844 about a group of people from Missouri traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a better life in California. They enc...

    So much as been written about the wagon trains going west and it seems as though we have romanticized those trips quite a bit. Jane Kirkpatrick though, lays it on the line and doesn't mince what it was like when the wagon trains ran into trouble. The hardships are everywhere in this st...

    My Review of One More River To Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick: I promise I tried to read this book . . . Truly, I did, but I am a girl, eh, woman that believes that some women overreact with feminism, men should automatically be put in three categories; stupid/weak/needy, overbearing/contro...

    *Received through the Revel Reads Blogger Program and voluntarily reviewed* There are many, many characters in this story, but with one exception the focus is on the women, with the narrative constantly shifting from the point of view of one character to another. Unfortunately I str...

    Title: One More River to Cross Author: Jane Kirkpatrick Pages: 352 Year: 2019 Publisher: Revell My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I am always amazed to read how various authors get started on a novel. Whether it?s a person of history or an event it just fascinates me. The novel One ...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is an interesting read. One that brings a story of traveling from one land to another, alive. There were so many dangers presented in this book. Many did not survive trips like these. Still so many treaded forward. Hoping for the promise of a...

    I have mixed thoughts on this book. I was so excited to start reading it based on the book blurb. I needed to know if these families would live or die! Unfortunately the amount of characters in the book made it hard for me to keep everyone straight. I tried to piece together which woma...

    I have read most of Kirkpatrick's books and have always enjoyed learning some new history about the west where I live. It was fascinating to read this account of a large group of over 50 people successfully make it to California 175 years ago, over the mountains in deep snow, via cover...

    To be fair I won't rate this since I didn't finish it. It started off with a long list of character names and their relationships to one another. I mean a LONG list. OK, I thought, I've done this before, so I kept reading. But it didn't take long for my little brain to start spinning, ...

    This was an interesting read. It was fascinating to read about the pioneer families that traveled west and some of the struggles that they went through. The story itself is well written and had a somewhat slow and steady pace. The story was an enjoyable read. It's a time frame that i u...

    ** ? ? I trust God is with us whatever choice we make. It?s what I draw on in the hard times. That I?m not alone and that God wants good things for us at the end.? ** Jane Kirkpatrick brings a story straight from true life to the page with ?One More River to Cross,? a ...

    Most of this is facts that the author found in research. One of the first wagon trains to travel this area. In the epilogue Jane said she hoped that this story might celebrate the honor of self-sacrifice, the wisdom of working together, and the power of persevering through community a...

    This is my first novel by Jane Kirkpatrick and I?m now wondering why I haven?t already come across some of her previous novels. This newest work is set in 1844 and involves a wagon train that travels through the Sierra Nevada mountains en route to California. Most of the settl...

    I had high expectations for this book because it sounded like something right up my alley. Unfortunately, many aspects of this book were disappointing. When I first opened this book, I noticed the map (which was pretty cool) and the three-page character glossary. Even with the help of...

    This historical fiction story caught my eye because I enjoy reading historical novels in the west during that time period. This story is not a lighthearted, easy story to read however. These "pioneers" had major struggles like starvation, death, illness and separation from loved on...

    One More River to Cross is based on the true story of a group of travelers heading west in the 1840s. It was a large group with 17 children. Forced to split up in 3 groups after encountering a brutal winter, each group must find a way to survive and fend for themselves. I had never...

    I immediately grabbed this book because 1) It's by Jane Kirkpatrick; 2) the history! ? This book definitely did not lack in the history department. I was soo intrigued by this true story of travelers. But this book did, however, lack in compelling, lovable characters...... I d...

    Acclaimed author Jane Kirkpatrick is known for the meticulous detail found in her inspiring works of historical fiction. "One More River to Cross" is her storytelling of the "Murphy-Stephens-Townsend Overland Party", which traveled from Missouri through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to r...

    One More River to Cross by Jane Kirkpatrick is based on true events that happened when the first pioneers tried to take wagons over the mountains to California. A story of resilience, survival, and true grit, especially among the women. Highly recommended! ...

    I?m afraid this story didn?t work for me. There were far too many characters. The time with each person was short-lived before moving onto another point of view. Flipping back and forth with the provided character list did not prove useful to me while trying to read the story. I...