American Tapestries series launch! Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson – Win a Kindle Fire and RSVP for 10/18 Facebook Party!

Welcome to the campaign launch for Summerside Press’ brand new series, American Tapestries. Debuting this new series are authors Melanie Dobson (Where the Trail Ends) and Janice Thompson (Queen of the Waves) and they are celebrating the series launch by hosting a Kindle Fire Giveaway and throwing an American Tapestries Facebook Party on October 18th.

{American Tapestries Kindle Fire Giveaway and 10/18 Facebook Party}

Celebrate with Melanie by entering to win a Kindle Fire!


One fortunate winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson
  • Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 17th. Winner will be announced at the American Tapestries Author Chat Facebook Party on 10/18. Connect with authors Melanie Dobson and Janice Thompson for an evening of book chat, trivia and fun! There will also be gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of Where the Trail Ends and  Queen of the Waves and join Melanie Dobson and Janice Thompson on the evening of the October 18th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 18th!

 

Each novel in this line sets a heart-stirring love story against the backdrop of an epic moment in American history. Whether they fought in her battles, built her cities or forged paths to new territories, a diverse tapestry of men and women shaped this great nation into the Land of Opportunity. Even then, as is true now, the search for romance was a major part of the American Dream.

{More about Where the Trail Ends}

A young woman traveling the Oregon Trail in 1842 must rely on a stranger to bring her to safety. But whom can she trust with her heart?

For two thousand miles along the trail to Oregon Country, Samantha Waldron and her family must overcome tremendous challenges to reach the Willamette Valley before winter. Together they weather autumn storms, hunger and thirst, and the dangers of a wild and unfamiliar country. But when their canoe capsizes on the Columbia River, they must rely on handsome British exporter Alexander Clarke to rescue them from the icy water.

Alex escorts Samantha and her young brother, Micah, to Fort Vancouver. There Samantha is overwhelmed with men vying for her affections, but the only one who intrigues her-Alex-is the one she cannot have. When his betrothed arrives unexpectedly from England to escort him home, Samantha becomes determined to create a home for herself and Micah in the fertile valley far away from the fort. But how will an unmarried woman support herself and her brother in the wilderness alone? Then Micah disappears into the wilderness one rainy night, and Samantha must rely on the man she loves-the man she’s trying desperately to forget-to rescue her brother before it’s too late.

Order a copy here.

Melanie Dobson

{More About Melanie Dobson}

Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of thirteen historical romance, suspense, and contemporary novels. Two of her novels won Carol Awards in 2011, and “Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana” won Best Novel of Indiana in 2010. Melanie lives with her husband Jon and two daughters near Portland, Oregon.

Find out more about Melanie at http://www.melaniedobson.com.

 

Press Kit

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American Tapestries Series – Press kit

New Fiction Line Combines Romance with Moments in History

American Tapestries™ Line from Summerside Press Launches with October 2012 releases

Seattle: This fall Summerside Press will be launching the new American Tapestries™ fiction line, delighting romance readers and history lovers alike. The debut releases in the series, Queen of the Waves by Janice Thompson and Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson, will be available in stores on October 1. Each American Tapestries™ novel sets a heart-stirring love story against the backdrop of an epic moment in American history. Whether they fought in her battles, built her cities or forged paths to new territories, a diverse tapestry of men and women shaped this great nation into the Land of Opportunity. Even then, as is true now, the search for romance was a major part of the American Dream. Click the link above for the full press kit.

 Where the Trail Ends | Melanie Dobson – Press Kit

Trials on the Trail

Melanie Dobson’s latest release takes readers on an unforgettable journey of trials and triumph.

Seattle: Many events in our country’s history have shaped us into the nation we are today-countless stories of brave men and women giving up the lives they knew in hopes of making better ones for their families. Sometimes they lost everything they owned to build this nation, but in the midst of their losses, many of them discovered faith and love. Life was especially difficult along the Oregon Trail, as depicted in Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press/October 2012/ISBN: 978-1-60936-686-5/$12.99), one of two debut releases in Summerside Press’ new American Tapestries™ line of historical romance novels. Click the link above for the full press kit.

Buzz

“A lovely, well-paced novel with enchanting characters and surprising plot twists. This is not your typical Oregon Trail story-there is more love than loss and more hope than grief on this wagon train west. Melanie Dobson gives her readers the delight of what happens after people arrived in the Oregon territory, with the assurance that the end of the trail is really not the end after all.”

~ Jane Kirkpatrick, bestselling author of All Together in One Place

“More a historical tale with a romantic subplot, this book will have readers feeling like they are a part of the harrowing wagon train heading west on an exciting, amazing journey that they won’t want to end. Dobson’s characters face a variety of threats as they seek better lives.”

~ Romantic Times Book Review

Reviews

  • LITFUSE TOUR: AMERICAN TAPESTRIES: WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS BY MELANIE DOBSON

    Excellent book! I really got into this book, the storyline was different than most and the characters seemed more real than some other historical fiction I’ve read lately. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to cross to the west and walk thousands of miles over rough terrain and I felt like I was there with the Loewe caravan then the Doyle.

    Written by Growing For Christ on October 19, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://growingforchrist.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/litfuse-tour-american-tapestries-where-the-trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson/

  • Dobson does a great job of giving readers a great picture of life on the Oregon Trail. What a hard journey!Written by Brooke @ i blog 4 books on October 19, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3U6JDH4SXBTOR/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
  • HARDSHIPS & BLESSINGS

    This is a story of one small family as they traveled the Oregon Trail. The hardships of this trail are nearly unbearable to read, and I cannot fathom how those who traveled this path continued to put one foot in front of the other. Yet they did, and through this book we are given a glimpse of what it might have been like to travel this trail, filled with the hope of starting a new life and to learn that when we have hope we can endure anything.

    Written by Our Blessed Chaos on October 18, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://ourblessedchaos.blogspot.com/2012/10/hardships-blessings.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    If you’re looking for a great historical story than this is it but if you’re looking for a book with a lot of romance you might be disappointed. Melanie Dobson is still definitely an author I’ll be watching for in the future.

    Written by Renee @ Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot on October 18, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3ITNX8JXBK98R/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1609366859&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • A GREAT HISTORICAL

    Overall, I found this book very enjoyable, and the more I think back on it the more things I find to appreciate. I really liked how this book was more than a romance, it was about the struggle, the journey, the challenge, and the hardship of leaving everything they’d ever known, of some very courageous people who blazed the trail west. The characters were well written, and I came to really like Samantha and Alex, as well as many others like Micah, Samantha’s brother. This is a book I would happily recommend.

    Written by Labor Not in Vain on October 18, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    This is my second book by Ms. Dobson and I was not disappointed. The trials of the settlers heading West are well known but she has made the tale seem fresh. The romance is sweet and it develops slowly and sweetly. The descriptions of the landscapes are very well drawn and I felt I was along in the covered wagon for the ride. The characters struggles and triumphs were well written and realistic. All in all a very satisfying read.

    Written by Patty at Broken Teepee on October 18, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2FKIUCUFG2SDN/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS BY MELANIE DOBSON

    Where the Trail Ends is a great historical novel. Melanie has done her research and portrays what it was like to travel West before The Oregon Trail was well established. The wagon trails were run like a democracy with an elected train leader and a list of rules.
    Melanie has done an excellent job of telling the story of those who came through the mountains, across rivers, through terrible weather, and more, to reach the land they planned to farm. The harsh travel conditions are accurately represented and there is just enough romance to lighten the severity of the story. I highly recommend it.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on October 18, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3JVE1D10L1CFA/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    Melanie Dobson has crafted an realistic story set in a familiar historical backdrop. I found that the characters came to life upon the pages and so did the scenery. The story was about the people, and how they survived their long, and at times, treacherous journey. Was there some romance? Yes, but it was subdued, and really didn’t develop until near the end to the story, which, in my opinion worked well in this book, allowing the reader to focus on the strong men and women who traveled along the Oregon Trail. I found this story to be enjoyable and would recommend this story to history lovers, and homeschoolers alike. Homeschoolers, because I think it would make a good addition to their history curriculum.

    Written by Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage on October 18, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://ourhomeschoolingpilgrimage.blogspot.com/2012/10/where- trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson-and.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS BY MELANIE DOBSON

    I’m always amazed at how some authors can truly get into the mind of their characters. Melanie Dobson has this wonderful gift and she treats her readers to romance and adventure combined with a bit of history in Where the Trail Ends. This is her second book that I’ve read (Love Finds You in Macinack Island is the other one) and I’ve been swept away both times! It was exciting traveling the Oregon Trail with Samantha Waldron. It was a grueling trip and one that I never would have survived. I’m sure I would have been grumbling all the way! Perhaps, if Lord Alexander Clarke were waiting for me at the end of my journey I would have been willing to suffer the hardships?:)

    Written by Morning Glories and Moonflowers on October 18, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://perfectisboring.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson.html

  • One thing I really liked was how one situation was resolved (won’t give it away) by God setting things into motion months ahead of time – His sovereignty always amazes me and I loved how that worked out practically in the lives and relationships of this novel.Written by Tammy at TammyIsBlessed on October 18, 2012 | e
  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    This book was my idea of the perfect book. It had some history, struggles, faith, and of course love.

    Written by Just Wedeminute on October 18, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Where-Trail-Ends-American-Tapestry/product-reviews/1609366859/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_four?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addFourStar&showViewpoints=0

  • BOOK REVIEW: WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    A beautifully written work by author Melanie Dobson, Where the Trail Ends provides an exciting look into the journey that many Americans made to Oregon County in 1800′s. Dobson’s characters are rich and well-developed. You’ll be inspired by Samantha, a strong and passionate heroine, and if you’re a female reader, you’re likely to develop a deep affection for the courageous and dedicated Alex. This is a fantastic tale that will stay with you after you’ve finished the last page; you may even want to pick it up to begin reading it again.

    Written by The Caffeinated Critic on October 18, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.thecaffeinatedcritic.com/2012/10/book-review-where-trail-ends.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS BY MELANIE DOBSON

    This is a perfect fall read!

    Written by Radiant Light on October 17, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson.html

  • AMERICAN TAPESTRIES BLOG TOUR

    I enjoyed the relationship between Samantha and Alex. Although it was a little insta-love for me, looking over that fact it was a good romance and I enjoyed looking at a part of history I typically do not read about. I enjoyed the nature scenes, especially at the beginning of the book when Samantha was still traveling on the trail. Where the Trail Ends has an interesting storyline and fascinating characters. I look forward to reading more fro

    Written by Short and Sweet Reviews on October 17, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://oneminutebooks.blogspot.com/2012/10/american-tapestries-blog-tour.html

  • A FICTIONAL STORY ABOUT A REAL TRAGEDY

    This story is a great way for people to learn more about the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic. My heart ached when I read about people trying to find a life boat or find some other way to survive, especially when I read how a woman dropped her baby into a boat probably realizing she may never see her baby again. It also helps me realize that our days are numbered on this earth and we never know when our time will be up and that we should try to make the most out of each and every day that God gives us.

    Written by Book Review Travels on October 16, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://wordmachine-bookreviewtravels.blogspot.com/2012/10/book-blog-tour-and-contest-information.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS BY MELANIE DOBSON

    I’m always amazed when I read stories about the pioneer women who walked the Oregon Trail over 150 years ago. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest myself, I have visited a few of the sites mentioned in this book. Melanie Dobson impressively describes the local scenery in great detail.

    Written by I Read. Do You? on October 16, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.lavishbookshelf.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    Being a huge fan of American History I could really relate to the struggles Samantha had to endure just to bring her family through the Oregon trail. I can’t wait for more in the American Tapestry series!!! 5 stars all the way!!!

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on October 16, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    Be sure to have a box of tissues handy on this Journey.

    Written by Maureen Timerman on October 16, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A456NFKWB68YD/ref=cm_cr_dp_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview

  • AN AMERICAN TAPESTY: “WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS” BY MELANIE DOBSON

    “Where the Trail Ends” offers more than just a boy meets girl story. The historical setting alone adds depth to the plot as the characters must face life and death on the Oregon Trail. Melanie Dobson has a knack for description that really transports the reader to the time period and location she is writing about.

    Written by Sara @ Embracing Destiny on October 16, 2012 | e

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    A delightful read for the lover of historical romance!

    Written by The Zen of Motherhood on October 16, 2012 | e

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    I absolutely devoured Where the Trail Ends, reading it from start to finish in just a few hours. It’s a great historical novel with a healthy dose of romance mixed in. Samantha and Alex are both likable characters, and I didn’t even mind that they didn’t meet until chapter 17—their individual journeys were just as compelling as their romance. Where the Trail Ends is a book that both historical fiction lovers and romance lovers will enjoy!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on October 16, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R33214S6ZF044D/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS AND QUEEN OF THE WAVES ~ TWO ADVENTURES NOT TO BE MISSED!

    You will anxiously turn the pages of this adventurous journey.

    Written by Frugal Plus on October 16, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1609366859

  • I LOVED TAKING THE WAGON TRAIL THROUGH THE PAGES OF THIS BOOK!

    Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to leave behind your family and friends ~ pack just a few belongings and head out by wagon to a new and unknown land? If so you will love this book.

    Written by Farming On Faith on October 15, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://farmingonfaith.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends.html

  • AMERICAN TAPESTERIES

    This is another one for the history buffs and romance lovers among us. Actually, this is one of those books that fits into so many categories. It’s a Western, it’s a Historical Romance…heck, it’s just a good read.

    Written by Life With Katie on October 15, 2012 | e

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS. GOOD READ.

    I really enjoyed this book. The struggles of the pioneers trying to come out West. The sheer grit of the heroine. The hero and his imperfectness. It was very well written and very interesting.

    Written by Homemaking Organized Blog on October 15, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://homemakingorganized.com/blog/2012/10/american-tapestries-where-the-trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson-book-review/

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS BY MELANIE DOBSON

    I’ve read quite a few books based on the Oregon Trail and wagon trains heading west. What I loved about this book is that it told the tale of traveling west best also described life on the other end of the journey. I had no idea about a lot of the history of settling Oregon and British Fort Vancouver. I love history and this book was so interesting!

    The descriptions of the terrain, the hardships, the milestones and the people were amazingly well written.

    Written by Colletta’s Kitchen Sink on October 14, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14504994-where-the-trail-ends

  • Where the Trail Ends has such amazing history behind it. As I read, I could imagine myself in Samantha’s shoes, gritting my teeth with determination and refusing to admit defeat. I can’t wait to share this one with my friends and family.Written by Savings in Seconds on October 13, 2012 | e
  • GREAT HISTORICAL/INSPIRATIONAL REVIEW

    I am partial to books where the setting is the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Trail is always a fascination for me, and it was nice to read a well-researched book that took place during the time of great Westward expansion. It was also nice that this is a clean romance with Christian principles–always a plus.

    Written by My Devotional Thoughts on October 13, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.mydevotionalthoughts.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson-book.html

  • This author consistently transports me to settings and times in history. This story was no different. Join Samantha on a journey of survival, grit and just maybe love on the hard Oregon Trail and at Fort Vancouver. A historical with a twist.Written by Cara Putman on October 13, 2012 | e
  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    “Where the Trail Ends” chronicles one young woman’s grueling journey over the Oregon Trail as her family struggles to reach their destination in the Willamette Valley before the winter snows impede their progress. With dramatic descriptions of the hardships experienced by the weary travelers, the story gives readers a glimpse of how the original settlers came to our northwest states. With strong characters, vividly described surroundings, unexpected twists, and several suspense filled scenes,, “Where the Trail Ends” is a novel that held my interest throughout. Although filled with the tragedies and dangerous encounters generally expected in a novel about the Oregon Trail, this story focused on following the Lord through the trials and letting Him refine their character as they trusted in him. What could have been a depressing book was positively filled with hope.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on October 13, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RN89GFHWNC51S/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • INCREDIBLE HISTORIC FICTION

    “Where the Trail Ends” by Melanie Dobson is a fascinating dramatization surrounding a wagon train’s travels on the Oregon Trail in the mid 1800s. This emotional read has the potential to take the reader to new heights in their relationship with God.

    Written by Stacey Dale on October 12, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RA26STYP8QXXA/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • More than anything I really admired Samantha. Her tenacity was amazing. She knew what her end goal was, and she was going to accomplish this no matter what. I also loved her open-mindedness about all the peoples she came across.Written by A Casual Reader’s Blog on October 12, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://ellsey.blogspot.com/2012/10/american-tapestries-blog-tour-part-1.html
  • AMERICAN TAPESTRIES BOOK REVIEWS

    Where the Trail Ends was an interesting story. I really liked the character of Samantha. Alex got on my nerves at first but afterwards I grew to like him. The history that is in these books is a big plus.

    Written by Giveaway Lady on October 12, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2012/10/american-tapestries-book-reviews-kindle.html

  • AMERICAN TAPESTRIES BOOK REVIEWS

    I have always enjoyed reading Janice’s books and this one was great. I like the plot of a poor girl and putting her into the middle of a rich, pampered life. Excellent job Janice!

    Written by Giveaway Lady on October 12, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2012/10/american-tapestries-book-reviews-kindle.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS REVIEW

    I couldn’t put this book down, finishing it in one day! I got so involved with the characters and what was going to happen next. The overriding theme that the two main characters face is that they must rely on God to provide for their needs and He will always be faithful in His care of His children. Great job Melanie!

    Written by Seeking with all Yur Heart on October 11, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends-review.html#.UHb84FEgW8A

  • AMERICAN TAPESTRIES DUAL LAUNCH

    …so rich in historical detail that at times I could feel the aches and pains of every step and of the losses Samantha endured…. Don’t miss this story of those who persevered until they reached the spot Where the Trail Ends.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on October 11, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2012/10/american-tapestries-dual-launch.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    I enjoyed this book, it was a great story, full of excitement, danger, twists and turns! A book that makes you want to find out more about Samantha Waldron and her life after she settled in the Wilmette Valley.

    Written by Cindy Loven on October 9, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://cindylovenreviews.blogspot.com/2012/10/review-where-trail-ends-by-melanie.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS..REVIEW

    Although billed as a romance, we don’t see the hero and heroine together until nearer the end of the story, which actually worked. The story became, instead of a sappy romance, a tribute to the strong men and women who braved the Oregon Trail.

    Written by 2 Kids and Tired Books on October 9, 2012 | e

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS / QUEEN OF THE WAVES AND GIVEAWAY

    I appreciated this story, the faith as they went through trials, and the history of our country was seamlessly woven in. History bluffs and historical romance fans will want to read WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS. Includes a notes that are fascinating.

    Written by Laura Hilton on October 9, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends-queen-of-waves-and.html

  • GREAT RESPECT FOR THE CHARACTERS

    Taking the journey across the Oregon Trail has never been something that has been portrayed as easy and I have to feel for the people who walked so many miles and had to give up so much along the way. It tears at the heart a little bit and yet gives

    Written by Writing for Christ on October 9, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/2012/10/queen-of-waves-by-janice-thompson-where.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    Beautifully wrought details of a historic time, Dobson has created an engaging story with her characters and splendid writing in Where The Trail Ends.

    Written by Minding Spot on October 9, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/430658138

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    Books like “Where the Trail Ends” are the reason that I love historical fiction so much, and I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a courageous family who risked everything to start a new life for themselves.

    Written by Janet Ruth on October 9, 2012 | e

  • BOOK REVIEW: “WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS” BY MELANIE DOBSON

    I like Westerns and, most definitely, “Where the Trail Ends” is a Western. Wagon Trains, natural perils along the trail, forts and villains this one has it all. And it is a romance too. Samantha and Alexander have a romance that seems doomed from

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on October 9, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RL389UBG2S678

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    Melanie Dobson’s story of Samantha and her family along the Oregon Trail is a believable and intriguing story with believable characters that will keep you interested until the end, because of all the twists and turns it takes.

    Written by Joy Hannabass on October 9, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/where-the-trail-ends-and-melanie-dobson/

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    Where the Trail ends is a story that will make you think how fortunate we are to live in the time we do. We have all the modern conveniences that we could ever want, nice homes, food that is plentiful and always available, cars to get where we need and want to go.

    Imagine living in the 1800’s and heading west to a new life. The hardships that these determined but weary travelers experience.

    Written by My Blessings From Above on October 9, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2GRX7WS1Q1TLS

  • NEW BLOG TOUR

    This book takes us back to the time of the Oregon Trail back in 1842. It is really fun to get to dive into this period in history and almost feel like you get to experience it too even though we were born well past this time and can only imagine it!

    Written by Book Reviews By Jenny on October 8, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://bookreviewsbyjenny.blogspot.com/2012/10/new-blog-tour.html

  • AMERICAN TAPESTRIES – REVIEW

    …fur-trappers and Indians at the end of the trail to greet them rather than other pioneers. That was an interesting perspective that I hadn’t read about before. I liked the main character, and found the story believable and well-researched.

    Written by Ramblin’ Roads on October 8, 2012 | e

  • A DETERMINED WOMAN’S STORY OF FINDING LOVE AND A NEW LIFE.

    It was suspenseful, touching, romantic, and exciting. Dobson did a really good job of getting me wrapped up into the characters. I obviously have never been on a journey like the one Samantha is dealing with, but I could understand her emotions.

    Written by Just Jennifer on October 6, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3AXXAW89CAWVT/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • AMERICAN TAPESTRIES – WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS BY MELANIE DOBSON

    You are there with Samantha and her brother Micah through all the trials and tribulations that comes upon them. You are routing for them to succeed and for Samantha to find the man that is right for her. This book gives you a love story that is both believable and emotional. You will have an investment into these characters when you are done. Loved the story. Recommend it if you like this time period, like love stories or just like a good story.

    Written by A Room without Books is Empty on October 6, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2012/10/american-tapestries-where-trail-ends-by.html

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    Ms. Dobson certainly created a story that pulled me back in time. She allowed us to see the struggles of traveling west. Fans of historical fiction that also enjoy a bit of romance and a spiritual message along with strong characters will certainly want to read this book.

    Written by WV Stitcher on October 6, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com/2012/10/where-trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson.html

  • REVIEW – WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS

    Author Melanie Dobson does a remarkable job describing the land and creating characters that you instantly care for.

    http://www.amazon.com/review/RZV1F2999U9WS/

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on October 5, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2012/10/review-where-trails-ends.html

  • “WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS” BY MELANIE DOBSON

    I think that this is a great addition to a study of the Westward Migration. While it may be a fictionalized version, it definitely makes the difficult choices that the travelers faced hit home in a way that few other books do.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on October 5, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/427917656

  • WIN A KINDLE FIRE FROM MELANIE DOBSON! RSVP FOR AMERICAN TAPESTRIES FACEBOOK PARTY {10/18}

    Sometimes you just don’t realize how easy your life is until you walk through someone shoes who has gone through it. Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson just amazed me…I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more in this series.

    Written by Buzz4Mommies on October 4, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1J0XD6ICN3JO

  • BOOK REVIEW: WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS BY MELANIE DOBSON

    Where the Trail Ends is a beautiful story of how God’s love can sustain us against all odds and how we can find love even in the darkest of circumstances.

    Written by A Heart Full of Love on October 3, 2012 | e
    Read my full review: http://aheartfulloflove.com/book-review-where-the-trail-ends-by-melanie-dobson/

  • “WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS” BLOG TOUR

    Where the Trail Ends is one of the better Oregon Trail stories that I have read. I connected with the characters and their hardships even though I have never experienced the kinds of things that they encountered.

    Written by Shoopette’s Book Reviews on October 3, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/402402577

  • AMERICAN TAPESTRIES – WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS BY MELANIE DOBSON

    I love fiction novels that are actually steeped in History. Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson is one of those books. It is well written and lets you get a real glimpse into the hardships faced during this journey.

    Written by Crystal @ Cinnamon Hollow on October 3, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3LLI3R64VM5QF/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ENJOYABLE READ ABOUT LIFE ON THE OREGON TRAIL

    I enjoyed the historical aspect of Where the Trail Ends. I did find myself questioning the motives and the believability of the actions of some of the characters, but the historical aspect and the general story line kept me reading.

    Written by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers on October 3, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/2012/10/review-an-american-tapestry-series

  • A REAL PAGE TURNER

    The author does a wonderful job to convey the hardships of the journey on Samantha, and all of what she is going through. During every step of the way, you are cheering for her, hoping for her, hurting for her, and urging her on to safety.

    Written by The Knit Wit by Shair on October 2, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/426300718

  • WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS (AMERICAN TAPESTRIES) BY MELANIE DOBSON – A LITFUSE TOUR

    You will need a supply of tissues while reading this book. Also I want to warn you that as your anxiety builds while reading this book it may cause you to snap at loved ones if they interrupt your reading. You will not want to put this book down.

    Written by It’s Time To Read Mamaw on October 2, 2012 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/423413548, http://my.barnesandnoble.com/reviews-Its_Time_Mamaw/, http://www.amazon.com/review/R1OWVS0ZEELE4U/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm,