Thursday, March 14, 2019

Review: Treasured Grace

Treasured Grace Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I read this because I wondered just what a Christian romance with a background of the Whitman Massacre would be like.

Grace, mid 20s, lost her husband on the Oregon Trail; she and her younger sisters are staying at the Whitman Mission while they try to connect with an uncle and figure their next move.

There were some good and interesting parts; and one could argue that the the attitudes towards Native Americans were historically accurate, pulled from diaries and such of the time. But I didn't want to read about how they were smelly and rude and they should accept Manifest Destiny and Christianity etc etc.

Also a romance against a measles epidemic, as well as the massacre and the aftermath. That's rough.

Spoiler warning:  The massacre included the rape of several of the teen girls. I didn't know about that aspect until I read this book, and again, that being in what is a romance was unsettling. It wasn't graphic, so there's that. And then, even worse: the main character's younger sister gets pregnant, so there's a whole thing about now this is God's gift because she can give the baby to an infertile missionary couple.

This may work for others. And I confess to being curious about book two, that will explore the middle sister's story.

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