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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
A book of love, God, and historical fiction is my perfect description of The Old River Road (Long Lake Legacy Volume 1). We meet Clara as a young seventeen-year-old living with her mother, father and sisters in 1885 in the big and bustling city of Chicago. When William accidentally runs into her, pushing her into a mud puddle, he immediately gathers her up and escorts her home. Thus is the beginning of a love that will last a lifetime. We have the great privilege of sharing the next several years with Clara and William as they marry, have children and travel out west to the Washington prairie. There is much joy, hardship, death, sadness, love for God and each other as the story unfolds. I do not want to spoil a single moment by telling you more, but strongly urge you to read this inspiring story for yourself.
The story is told to us by the great-great-granddaughter of Clara and William McDonald; Ivy Rose. The Old River Road will take you back to the 1800s and pioneer life, and Ivy makes it come alive as you read and fall in love with the family and friends described. I cannot wait for volume 2 to once again visit my pioneer friends on the prairie. Young and old alike will enjoy The Old River Road. This is a must-read; a sweet, godly, romantic story that will have you laughing, crying, and shouting for joy before it is over. Don’t pass this one up – it is a winner.