I’ve mentioned before how I love fiction novels that are actually steeped in History. Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson is one of those books. Samantha and her family tell the story of the trek into Oregon. It was a difficult journey, mostly on foot that covered over 2000 miles of hard terrain. You can imagine back to a time when there weren’t paved roads and public rest areas for easy travel. Melanie shows us just how dangerous traveling across an unsettled country was back then. Samantha and her family face the possibility of starvation, freezing to death, (American) Indians that may or may not be hostile, rough and deadly terrain and wild animals like Grizzly bears and Wolverines!
Meet Melanie:Melanie Dobson has written ten contemporary and historical novels including five releases in Summerside’s Love Finds You series. In 2011, two of her releases won Carol Awards: Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa (for historical romance) and The Silent Order (for romantic suspense).
Prior to her writing career, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family and a publicist for The Family Channel. She later launched her own public relations company and worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for more than fifteen years.
Melanie and her family enjoy their home in the Pacific Northwest. The entire Dobson family loves to travel and hike in both the mountains and along the cliffs above the Pacific.