Hop on this series train! For a Nobel Purpose by Kelsey Gietl is a grabber from page one. I’d suggest reading the author’s notes before you even read chapter one of this book. Gietl has packed a lot of fun information in that section, which will only deepen the reader experience. No spoilers are in that section, so it’s safe to read first.
This is not just an Oregon Trail romance. This book has characters with special abilities, romance, and downright difficult situations to handle.
This book starts out with an enormous question. Sarah is about to get married to husband number 7. She’s dreading it because the previous 6 husbands died before midnight. Why would number 7 be any different?
The way Geitl builds the setting gives you the feeling of bing right there next to the campfires on the Oregon Trail. You can almost smell the burnt food. And you may find yourself reaching for water to get the trail dust off your face.
The characters are real, complete with flaws and sometimes ignorance of the pain they’ve caused.
Because this is book one in the Larksong Legacy, you’ll be introduced to characters that will no doubt (hopefully!) find their way into the following books in the series. No worries if they don’t. Geitl does a great job of giving enough information that you aren’t hanging on a cliff at the end of the book.
For a Nobel, Purpose is lengthy and worth every penny to enjoy the journey from Missouri to the Washington Territory. Will Sarah be able to overcome the curse and have a genuine marriage? Sometimes I wondered if she would survive the trip! It’s a great vacation read or a rainy day read. You don’t want to stop turning until you’ve finished the story.
Back Cover Copy
What if your worst curse could also be your greatest gift?
As a Missouri plantation owner’s daughter, Sarah Walcott has always experienced the best society has to offer, yet her charmed life also carries unexplainable tragedy. She’s been widowed six times, always on her wedding day. When a seventh husband meets the same fate, her parents determine to send her to an asylum, where she can no longer be a burden to them or a danger to society. In desperation, Sarah joins the Larksong wagon train on their way to the West and soon learns that her saviors also harbor extraordinary gifts…ones that may finally bring her the answers she needs.
Anxious to be free from a family legacy he would rather not claim and a slave-built society he doesn’t support, Tobias Lark believes the only way to find his perfect town is to create it himself. Joined by his three brothers, he sets out for the Washington Territory with a collection of carefully curated supporters, all determined to build a new life in the West. When a young plantation widow unexpectedly joins their party, he fears the curse she carries will crack the solid foundation upon which all his plans are built.
With each step along the trail, Tobias and Sarah encounter hardships that test their resilience and threaten the idyllic life they’re searching for. Will they stand together in the face of adversity or is the community of Larksong just another unobtainable fantasy?
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