You know a book is a winner when you love the characters so much you want their story to go on and on. ‘Cavalcade’ by K’Anne Meinel is one such book. Erin and Molly live together on a farm in the mid 1800s and try desperately to keep up the pretence of being just good friends. As their neighbours try to pair them off with eligible men they know they have to move somewhere no-one knows them. Erin’s appearance leads to strangers mistaking her for a man so taking on that role and leaving for a new life in Oregon with Molly seems to be the answer.
The story is beautifully told and the vivid descriptions of life for those heading west were truly fascinating. I worried that their secret would be revealed but also about the dangers and hardships. I felt as if I was there with them and became so invested. Now I can’t wait to read the next book in the series ‘Pioneering’!
I was given this ARC for review.