YA Historical Fiction Book Review: A Bride's Journey to the Colorado Territory

About the Book

Title: A Bride’s Journey to the Colorado Territory 

Series: Frontier Legacy Brides (Book 2) 

Genre: Young Adult Christian Historical Romance

Author: Diana Lesire Brandmeyer 

Book Description

"She’s running from grief. He’s running from war memories. Can they find love on this dangerous journey west?  

Cornelia’s parents send her to America hoping to heal her heart. Accompanied by her protective brother, they’ll travel by covered wagon to the Colorado Territory to search for gold. When Cornelia meets a man who seems as troubled as the friend she lost, it seems she might be given a second chance to save someone before it's too late. 

Jake, once a prisoner of the Union Army leaves Tennessee in disgrace. He wants nothing more than to find enough gold to start a new life. The last thing he wants is to fall in love. 

Can the feisty Cornelia make him leave his past behind? 

As the wagon train brings them together, will they look beyond past promises and old pain and discover treasure worth more than gold? 

You will love this sequel to A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee because everyone craves a second chance. 

If you like stories about the Oregon Trail, happily-ever-after, and Christian romance, this book is for you. Start your journey with Cornelia and Jake today!"

My Review

A Bride's Journey to the Colorado Territory, by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, is the second book in the Frontier Legacy Brides series. From beginning to end, this book offers an exciting story of perseverance, faith, and new beginnings. With engaging characters, plenty of adventure, and sweet moments of clean romance, this young adult, historical fiction novel is just right for an afternoon of cozy reading.  
Ms. Brandmeyer's writing style is inviting and easy to read. The plot is quickly paced, and the descriptive story-telling brings the historic settings to life. As the characters travel west across the American frontier their experiences are interesting and relatable. Their struggles, insecurities, fears, and beliefs are authentic and moving. Even though the characters endure real trials that test their assumptions and their faith, the light of God’s mercy shines through with the restorative power of grace and second chances. With warmth and heart, this novel also places a significant emphasis on family and friends and the ways in which they can grow to support, encourage, and protect one another.  
A Bride's Journey to the Colorado Territory is a memorable story full of hope, courage, and determination. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading clean, historical, western romances. 
*I was given a copy of this novel by the author. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own. 

About the Author

“CBA and ECPA Best-Selling author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life.  Sometimes we don't know how strong we can be until we are forced to react to a difficult challenge. Brandmeyer writes fiction about women choosing to face their fears even though they want to run from them.   Perhaps you'll see a bit of yourself between the covers.” --Biography from Diana Lesire Brandmeyer’s author page on Amazon.com. 

Click here to visit Diana Lesire Brandmeyer's website.


  1. Thank you for this beautiful review. Diana aka (pencildancers)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Historical Fiction/Time-Slip Book Review: Hidden Among the Stars

Contemporary Romance Book Review: Julia Monroe Begins Again

Historical Fiction Review: The Seamstress