AMERICA BOUND, The Journey West, is the story of eighteen year old Bjorn Hanson who is considered an adult in the Nordic European mountains and seeks his fortune in the New World in 1790. His adventures of working his way on a raft, a three-masted schooner, and as a scout on an oxcart and wagon train place him in unfamiliar and exciting situations as he pursues his dream of seeking his fortune along the Red River of the North in the Northwest Territories labeled the Land of Milk and Honey.
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About the Author
Jan Smith's forte, writing historical fiction, means zeroing in on a time period in a locality, researching the events that affected the local people and its land, and creating additional characters to enhance the story line and make it enjoyable reading. Smith, a former teacher, writes in the classical style, enlightening her readers of means and methods of survival in a harsh New World. Smith currently resides in the west central area of Minnesota which is part of the locale for this story.