About Picture of the Past

A life of luxury torn away forces Elizabeth to face the harsh reality of a whole new world.

A seemingly normal day turns into a nightmare for Elizabeth’s family as her father informs them of the loss of their fortune, simultaneously announcing that they will be taking the California trail out west for a new start. Elizabeth learns the meaning of selflessness and sacrifice as the journey tears away everything she cares about, leaving only faith to bring her through.

Next Steps:
  • While the first draft is complete, I am currently working on a thorough research project on the Oregon/California trail to check accuracy in the novel.
  • I am hoping to do a 2-3 week journey along the trail myself next year!