Saturday, February 25, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: A Trail So Lonesome by Lacy Williams

Book: A Trail So Lonesome

Author: Lacy Williams

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: January 12, 2023

Spending five months eating trail dust wasn’t Leo Spencer’s first choice. Or his second. He’s not one to run away, but some situations can’t be fixed and his family—two brothers and a sister—needs to start over. Which is how he finds himself on a westbound wagon train.

Evangeline has a secret, one that has sent her on a journey across the plains on the Oregon Trail. When her father is badly hurt and she needs help, Leo is there. A deal is struck and the two unlikely friends form an alliance… that leads to more.

But Evangeline’s secret looms over her… and Leo’s family troubles are far from over.


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Christian Historical Romance is a favorite genre of mine.  A Trail So Lonesome by Lacy Williams is Book 1 in the Wagon Train Matches series. I enjoy reading a series from the start and was excited and honored to read this book. 

Leo Spencer has been raising his siblings for a few years since his stepfather and mother passed away. They are now heading West to start life anew after a situation arose. Leo doesn't like running from his problems, so he feels this isn't running away it is a fresh start. Evangeline is traveling on the Wagon Train with her father. She wants to head West as there a Rumors around town about her and she also has a secret that she wants to hide from others. Evangeline's father injures himself and Leo is right there to help her father. Leo and Evangeline begin to get to know each other, especially when Leo's siblings help Evangeline learn new skills. Will a Romance blossom between Leo and Evangeline? Will both families find a "new start" once they come to the end of the Wagon Train?

 I have always been a fan of the Wagon Train "Heading West" stories. I think this is probably the best one with that theme that I have read. I was intrigued by the story and the characters from the very first chapter. Leo is an AMAZING man who has a heart for others. I saw that in the way he cared for his siblings and family. He was also very caring to Evangeline's father. Evangeline is a strong and independent woman. She makes life choices for her and her Dad to allow them to have a better life. The Author does a GREAT job of researching the Historical factors for this book. I finished the book in about 5hrs, I just couldn't put it down once I started reading! I am looking forward to reading more books in this series! FANTASTIC BOOK!

Lacy Williams wishes her writing career was more like what you see in Hallmark movies: dreamy brainstorming from a French chateau or a few minutes at the computer in a million-dollar New York City penthouse. In reality, she’s up before the sun, putting words on the page before her kids wake up for the day. Those early-morning and late-night writing sessions add up, and Lacy has published sixty books in a decade, first with a big five publisher and then as an indie author. When she needs to refill the well, you can find Lacy birdwatching, gardening, biking with the kiddos, or walking the dog. Find tons of bonus scenes and reader extras by becoming a VIP reader at


More from Lacy

Leaving Home

Do you remember what it was like when you left home? Was it a specific event that sticks out in your mind? Or was it gradual?

I moved into the dorms at my university when I was eighteen. After that, I felt sort of… in transition. I went home for winter break and during the summer, but I didn’t feel like my parents’ house was home anymore. I married my sweet hubby when we were both twenty and that’s when I felt like I had a true home again. (Even though it was a tiny one-bedroom apartment!)

My new series, Wagon Train Matches, is all about travelers on a journey across the country in their Conestoga wagons. In the 1850s, people would leave home, leave everything and everyone behind and travel across the plains and mountains mostly on foot. It was difficult and dangerous. And when they arrived, they didn’t have houses ready and waiting for them!

It’s been a lot of fun researching for this series. Understanding why people would risk everything for a new start. I think it would be both exciting and terrifying!

In A TRAIL SO LONESOME, heroine Evangeline wants to leave home for a new start. She’s carrying a secret with her (a bigger secret than the library of books she’s packed in the wagon!) and believes that starting over in Oregon will change everything.

Only it doesn’t take long on the trail for someone to discover her secret. Hero Leo has secrets of his own. He can’t afford Evangeline to look too closely at his family. But he also can’t seem to stay away from her.

Eek! I’m really excited to kick off this new series with A TRAIL SO LONESOME. I hope you love these characters as much as I have while writing them.


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Lighthouse Academy, February 21 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 22

Connie’s History Classroom, February 23

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Britt Reads Fiction, February 26

Simple Harvest Reads, February 27 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Karen Baney, February 27

Cover Lover Book Review, February 28

For Him and My Family, March 1

Holly’s Book Corner, March 1

To celebrate her tour, Lacy is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your review of A Trail So Lonesome, I love the cover and synopsis and I can't wait to read this story myself

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the comment about a secret bigger than the secret stash of books in her wagon! Sounds like me.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I have always enjoyed all the historical details included in Lacy Williams' books. I anticipate a wonderful series.

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