A Heart For Any Fate

A Heart For Any Fate A Heart For Any Fate Free Author Linda Crew Ls This Work Is The Winner Of The Stevens Literary Prize West The Sound Of A Wish In A Single Word That S How Seventeen Year Old Lovisa King Put It That Spring Of As She Set Off With Her Parents, Eleven Of Her Siblings, And Their Assorted Spouses And Children For Oregon Country, The Promised Land From The Opening Lines, The Reader Is Immersed In The Excitement, Challenges, Exhaustion And Elation, Triumphs And Tragedies Of The Journey, As An Oft Told Tale Takes On A New Freshness, Seen Through The Eyes And The Heart Of This Gritty Young Woman Lovisa King Is A Flesh And Blood Teenager Feisty, Funny, And Wise Beyond Her Years With The Crossing As Catalyst, We Watch Her Mature From A Headstrong Girl To A Young Woman Beginning Her Adult Life In The Kings Valley Of Western Oregon, A Goal Attained Only Through The Harshest Of Sacrifices The Importance Of This Novel S Historical Terrain The Oregon Trail Cannot Be Disputed Neither Can The Importance Of Its Human Terrain Loss Of Innocence, Alteration Of Long Held Attitudes Toward The Other, Emerging Concepts Of Love And Family Dramatic, Personal, And Gripping Way

  • 4.4
  • 703
  • English
  • 01 February 2018
  • Paperback
  • 0875952992
  • A Heart For Any Fate
  • Linda Crew

10 thoughts on “A Heart For Any Fate

  1. Linda says:

    Excellent fictionalized account of a true story based on the King Family During our three week trip in Oregon, we ve visited several history museums and read numerous accounts of the westward expansion made by people with true grit Although this is listed as Young Adult, it...

  2. Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Cat for TeensReadToo.comLovisa King was just seventeen in the spring of 1845 when three generations of her family loaded up the green, canvas covered wagons to make the two thousand mile journey from Missouri to Oregon.Born right in the middle of ten brothers and sisters, Lovisa begins their expedition with dauntless optimism and absolute certainty that her family s superior preparation will protect them from any hardships the Overland Trail may present Even a last minute reassignme Reviewed by Cat for TeensReadToo.comLovisa King was just seventeen in the spring of 1845 when three generations of her family loaded up the green, canvas covered wagons to make the two thousand mile journey from Missouri to Oregon.Born right in t...

  3. Abbi says:

    For a girl who spent the happiest childhood ever in the Willamette Valley, right off Chambers Street, playing with my best friend a King, I feel like this book is partly my heritage, and it makes me swell with pride It s about a family s experiences on the Oregon Trail, and the author did an incredible job making the pioneer experience come alive in an inspiring, yet authentic, way I absolutely loved the characters, an...

  4. Mackenzie Deater says:

    I read this book on assignment, with no real prior knowledge about what it was or who it was about, and was pleasantly surprised to find it s an amazing book A true Oregon trail story, it s based on a real family, but the majority of the story is fictionalized Though it s fiction, much of what happens in the book happened to many of the Oregon Trail pioneers, which is to say that it comes off as an honest, human account, not some romantic depiction of days gone by The main character Lovisa is I read this book on assignment, with no real prior knowledge about what it was or who ...

  5. Mary Montgomery says:

    AWESOME A true story, fictionalized, of the Oregon Trail The family about which this was written settled near Corvallis, my current home I can t wait to go see some of the sites A bonus was the photos of the family in later days included at the end of the book.

  6. Christina says:

    Such a beautiful story.

  7. Kristin M. says:

    I was hooked from the first two lines West The sound of a wish in a single word It s a beautiful quote, and for me and very likely many other Americans , it has the ring of truth I was born and raised in Oregon, and though my own ancestors migrated here during the early part of the 20th century, I have still inherited the cultural legacy of the Oregon Trail and the fascination with unexplored frontiers that enticed so many families to travel that road Linda Crew s Heart for Any Fate brin I was hooked from the first two lines West The sound of a wish in a single word It s a beautiful quote, and for me and very likely many other Americans , it...

  8. catherine james says:

    Lovisa King was just seventeen in the spring of 1845 when her three generations of her family loaded up the green, canvas covered wagons to make the two thousand mile journey from Missouri to Oregon Born right in the middle of ten brothers and sisters, Lovisa begins their expedition with dauntless optimism and absolute certainty that the her family s superior preparation, will protect them from any hardships the Overland Trail may present Even a last minute reassignment to her sister Sarah and Lovisa King was just seventeen in the spring of 1845 when her three generations of her family loaded up the green, canvas covered wagons to make the two thousand mile journey from Missouri to Oregon Born right in the middle of ten brothers and sisters, Lovisa begins their expedition with dauntless optimism and absolute certainty that the her family s superior preparation, will protect them from any hardships the Overland Trail may present Even a last minute reassignment to her sister Sarah and bossy brother in law, Rowland Chambers wagon can t diminish Lovisa s enthusiasm for the future that lies ahead But the road west is cruel and indiscriminate, leaving a trail of fallen party members in its wake The entire wagon train faces days unanswered thirst, weeks of trekking across the barren plains in blistering heat, and storms of prairie sand so acidic the only remedy is axle grease rubbed into raw skin As death and disease ravage those she loves, ...

  9. Stephanie says:

    I can t say I m particularly aware of what young adults are reading any but I can say what I would have enjoyed reading between the ages of 12 and 14, and it would most certainly include Linda Crew s A Heart for Any Fate As a young woman, I would have deeply identified with the thoughts, trials and heartbreak that Lovisa King encountered on her journey to Oregon The plot moves quickly, and I really did have a hard time tearing myself away from finding out what would happen next ...

  10. Melody says:

    I loved this book with all my heart Lovisa s voice rings so true, and the story is so well written, that one is simply carried along in the wagon train The hardships and the little beauties were lovingly delineated throughout There was no way the King family s wagon train was going to get to Oregon intact, of course None of them did, and this book brought the sadness home in an especially poignant way without overpowering the whole book with woe The portrait of the native peoples was histor I loved this book with all my heart Lovisa s voice rings so true, and the story is so well written, that one is simply carried along in the wagon train The hardships and the little beauties were lovingly delineated throughout There was no way the King family s wagon train was going to get to Oregon intact, of course None of them did, and this book brought the sadness home in an especially poignant way without overpowering the whole book with woe The portrait of the native peoples was historically accurate and nothing at all like the usual sc...

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