It is 1851, Independence, Missouri and a large wagon train waits to head west. Amelia Stevens is determined, before they leave, to heal that she sees as a breach between herself and her best friend from childhood. Why isn't Matt excited at this great westward adventure?
For Matthew Kane, life has been a struggle that he has had to overcome. His secret love for his best friend, Amy, is only one example. He isn't the right man for her. There are many reasons that is true, but the heart argues with logic.
In Round the Bend, Amy and Matt are traveling with their families in a big wagon train led by St. Louis Jones and scouted by Adam Stone. For the next months the pioneers will face many obstacles. They will cross a land where danger awaits in unexpected places. For many on the wagon train, their biggest obstacles will be from within themselves and the personality clashes that arise from traveling so closely together under sometimes strained conditions.
Young love is filled with angst and struggles to grow, to mature, to find a path to strong relationships. If it was the only problem these two faced, it would have been enough, but something else lurks, waiting for the opportunity to destroy any chance they have at happiness.
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