Pioneers of the west had a truly difficult time surviving brutal weather, cultivating tough lands, maintaining good health, and keeping their properties from greedy, powerful ranchers, all the while trying to maintain good spirits. Blue Horizons is a heartwarming story that provides insight into the lives of several women and how they survived these troubles in Paragon Springs, Kansas.
One of these women, Meg Brennon, went to Kansas to find relief from an abusive marriage she had in St. Louis. Since a woman living in the mid-19th century was considered her husband’s property, her only salvation from domestic violence was to run away. In Paragon Springs, through the hardships and friendships, Meg develops confidence, self-respect, and a whole new life. However, she must return to St. Louis to bring closure to her old life by obtaining a divorce from her husband. Her community in Paragon Springs rallies her through this ordeal. In the process, she finds love, a man who believes in her, and a life in Paragon Springs.
Blue Horizons is the second good read in the Women of Paragon Springs series; I’m anxious for the third installment!