Tainted Dreams

While Along the Way Home is considered a “Stand Alone” novel, which means it can be read by itself because it comes to a logical ending, I couldn’t resist continuing Kate and Jake’s story in Tainted Dreams.

TaintedDreams_1600x2400 FINAL2BACK COVER COPY…

Sometimes, the end justifies the means…

Kate Davis arrived into Oregon City transformed from a pampered daughter of fortune into a determined woman with a plan—fulfill her father’s dream of starting a horse ranch in Oregon Territory.

She quickly discovers a harsh truth—even thousands of miles from home, on an unsettled land America doesn’t yet own or govern, gender still takes precedence over ability. Refusing to be ruled once again by the stifling laws and societal norms she’d escaped by leaving Virginia, Kate begins creatively claiming what is rightfully hers.

Until a visit to the land office changes everything.

Jake Fitzpatrick guided Kate across the Oregon Trail, and fell in love with her along the way. Now he wants to marry her and build a life together, but a ruthless man from Jake’s past threatens to reveal a dark secret, and destroy everything he’s worked so hard to achieve.

Available from the following retailers…



CleanReads (my publisher)


32 thoughts on “Tainted Dreams

  1. Damn, ur killing me. So loved the story and watching the characters evolve. broke my heart at times. i want somthing to good to come to kate and jake after all their suffering. Type faster. ……;)

    • I just sent you an email with release day news and link to the Amazon page where you can see the cover and storyline details.

      Thanks again!

  2. Charlene and Sherri,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write! I’m a debut novelist and your encouraging words are wonderful to see.

    I’m looking at pages from Tainted Dreams right now, and wish I could share 🙂

    I’ll post some brief excerpts once the release date is closer, but in the meantime keep in touch.


    • Pat,

      I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed Kate and Jake’s story. Tainted Dreams is going well, and I’ve got some exciting things coming for Kate and Jake 🙂

      Did you see there’s a fun contest going on right now, where the winner gets to name a character in the book? Check out the post on September 17th for details and a short excerpt.


    • I got your email address from this comment (you left it with the comment, but only I could see it) and sent you release details yesterday. Thank you for reading!

    • I sent you an email with release information, and a small excerpt. It officially releases on May 12, 2015, but it’s available for pre-order now (I gave you the link so you can see the cover and storyline details)

  3. I just finished Along the Way Home and loved it! I cannot believe this was your first novel… You have a brilliant writing future ahead! Can’t wait for Tainted Dreams!

  4. Along the Way Home was such a great read! I can’t wait for Tainted Dreams and to see how Kate and Jake survive the Oregon Territory.

  5. I just finished Along the way Home and couldn’t wait to start the next book! Soooo sad I couldn’t start it but very much looking forward to when it does come out. Its crazy wonderful that this was your first book. It was very refreshing and suspensful and heartwrenching all at the same time. My husband chuckled at me when he would walk in the room and I would be wiping tears away while reading. I wish you all the luck in the world with your career because it sure seems you are on your way. Thankyou for an adventure.

    • Stephanie,

      Okay, now you’re making ME cry! 🙂

      It was such a struggle to get this finished, and then published, so I really appreciate your kindness in this comment.

      If you’d like to read deleted scenes from Along the Way Home email me at christicorbett@gmail.com and I’ll get the first one out.

      Thanks again!


      • Stephanie,

        I just sent you a email with release information for Tainted Dreams. Wheee, I’ve waited a long time to be able to write that!

    • Stephanie,

      I sent you an email yesterday with info about Tainted Dreams release, and a link to Amazon where it’s available for pre-order (you can see the cover and storyline details too)

      Thanks again!

  6. I’m coming to the conclusion of Along the Way Home. I cried a little over her dad but cried like a baby over her brother. I peeked at the end of the book to see what else you had written, and came across Tainted Dreams. I see it’s set to come out this year. I really look forward to more of Jake and Kate. I’m looking forward to more of a romance connection between them. Although, I love how their relationship built through out in ATWH, however, I wouldn’t mind a bit more of a relationship now. 🙂 I hope we see more of Margaret and William. I will miss Bonnie, Ruth and Matthew.

    • Jennifer,

      I just sent you an email with release information for Tainted Dreams, and I snuck in an excerpt too 😉

  7. I can not wait to see how Jake and Kate’s life turn out. I have enjoyed this book so much but was so sad (cutting this part of comment because it’s a spoiler for the book).

  8. Loved Along the way home. I think it’s right up there with Nicholas sparks romances. I cannot wait to read more. Keep them coming!!

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    • Thank you so much, Kasnl!

      It releases on May 12th, 2015 but in the meantime if you’d like to read the deleted scenes that had to be cut from Along the Way Home due to length send me an email at christicorbett@gmail.com and I’ll get the first one out to you right away.

      Thanks again for taking the time to write, and I’m really happy to hear you enjoyed Along the Way Home!

  10. I had this date saved on my iphone for your book “Tainted Dreams” went to Barnes and Noble to purchase the ebook but it’s not there. So disappointed!

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