Dangers still exist in the new land. Weather adds to the issues of planting crops as late Michigan frosts kill seedlings. Food supplies grow scarce as it is still months away from the next harvest. The new families do their best to help, but many arrive hungry and in need of immediate shelter.
The natives continue to hold tight to their traditions. The primitive way of living takes a toll on those accustomed to finer things. Can shelters be erected fast enough with the minimal men available to help? And when unexpected tragedy strikes, will the determination be enough to continue or will it grow dim?
Crooked Paths Straight is the sequel to The Year the Stars Fell in The Newburg Chronicles series. Join Wehman on the adventure to tame the frontier—the wilderness of Shiawassee County.
Review of "Crooked Paths Straight’ - .I have followed author Wehman's research and writing of the Newburg Chronicles with great interest. She combines factual, verifiable history with educated speculation, to formulate these great history-based novels. Her writing depicts life as I am sure it was for these early settlers in the central Michigan Territory of the 1830s. I look forward to her third installment in which she introduces some of my actual ancestors who settled the area in those early years. ~Clark Harder