When a disastrous decision by the trainmaster forces Jesselynn Highwood and her companions to separate from the wagon train, she races back to Fort Laramie to find a guide to take them to Oregon. But the guide has a far different plan, and following her heart, Jesselynn agrees to join him, her ragtag band in tow.
Back east, Louisa Highwood and her brother, Zachary, are captured by Union soldiers for smuggling medical supplies into Richmond. Can Louisa find a way to obtain her brother's freedom before it's too late? The future of the Highwood family - and that of their beloved Twin Oaks - hangs in the balance. Will the war's end bring them together again?
©2001 Lauraine Snelling (P)2015 Tantor
Christian novel reader
If you want a good read on Civil War Struggles of the women left behind as there Fathers, Brothers, and Sweethearts go off to war this series is it.
I teach ESOL, live in Atlanta, have 2 smart beautiful grown daughters and a wonderful husband. We are both retired Air Force. Charlie - dog
Relying on God for all their family's trials and praising Him for their every joy.
another book in the series.. this was a good book...but did not care for it quite as much as the first two...I hope ms snelling will add to the series and get the family back to wyoming! florida was too depressing...really like my books to end well. best part was when the gal fought to see president lincoln to try to save her brother..who really did not want to be saved from the firing squad....her brother seemed so very ungrateful...that is why I hope the author will write a sequel. enjoyed parts, but feel too much was left hanging. at least, this was a christian book without all the sex that some authors seem to think as necessary to their books. best part was when the wife and killed the bear with just one shot while she was fishing...then the engenuity the women used to get the beat back to the cave while all the men were off doing other things!!
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