Description of Long Way Home, The by Lauraine Snelling
In A Secret Refuge, Lauraine Snelling has written a masterful trilogy combining two very different stories -- a family fleeing the tragedies of the Civil War and a family struggling to remain in their home during the war -- into one compelling saga. In The Long Way Home, Jesselynn Highwood and her travel-weary band must decide whether to continue their perilous journey to Oregon or whether to search for a place to call home before they reach their destination. Back in the East, Louisa and her brother Zachary face unending peril in order to get medical supplies for the hospital in Richmond. But when things go wrong and only a pardon from President Lincoln can save them, it looks like returning home may be impossible.