This story takes place in 1896 as Helga Estby is determined to walk from Spokane Wa, to New York City in seven months. She has made a wager to her friends that she can do this as she wanted to make ten thousand dollars in order to save her families' farm. She and her daughter Clara started out on their 3,500 mile walk as they tried to follow the railroad tracks as much as possible.
After a year they retured to the farm and Clara decided to walk on by herself. Why would she leave her family and what made her walk alone to the end of her lonely road?
A great story by Jane Kirkpatrick as she is the author of more than fifteen historical books. She always make a story come alive and makes you feel as though you are there in the story.
Thanks to Blogging for Books for sending me this copy for review.