Things Will be Better
Historical Fiction taking place on the Oregon Trail in 1849. During the Gold Rush, conditions on the trail deteriorated drastically; cholera followed the wagons, unprepared young men were flocking to the gold fields. Crime and violence escalated. The Mounted Riflemen were dispatched to try to keep peace with the Plains Indians who had, until now, helped the settlers heading west. Recently orphaned fifteen year old Crispinus Fletcher and his younger sister must find employ on a wagon train west. The two meet interesting characters, some of whom are traveling to the gold fields and others to Oregon Territory.