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In 1848, women can expect a few bumps along the Oregon Trail.

Corinne Temple, age 17, has a few ridiculous challenges to face outside the river crossings, snakes, Indians, accidental gunshots, and finding enough privacy to be clean along the grimy trail. When Corinne’s marriage of convenience gets less convenient, she turns to some new friends in the wagon train who help her see the hope for the future. They teach her to take the time to dance and celebrate the small victories, to have faith and determination through the hardest things a person can face.

Corinne’s journey takes her from the cobblestone streets of fashionable Boston to the rugged mountains of the West, across rivers and deserts, from sea to shining sea. A faithful heart gets this young woman through the hardest days on the trail; her skills and resolve show her and others how a woman can rise from circumstances and survive. Join her as she discovers her own strength and resilience in...Finding Her Way.

Previously released as Seeing the Elephant, revised, rewritten, and professionally edited.

©2011, 2012, 2016, 2017 Leah Banicki (P)2018 Leah Banicki

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Wonderful Christian Romance 💝

This is one of those books that was such a delight to listen to. It's a story with heart and a coming of age journey through the Oregon trail. I love how the author weaves different life lessons along the journey that touched my emotions. I also appreciate the historical accuracy as well as the Christian theme.

I appreciate good narration and the narrator definitely added to the enjoyment of this book. 👍

If you love good Christian Stories, don't pass this one by. I highly recommend.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Loved this story!

Corrine wants to get to her father in Oregon to grow various floral for medicinal purposes. She needs to have a husband and so she marries and quickly regrets it. He only wants a wife for the journey and agrees to make it a marriage in name only.

The journey is full of heartache, death, disease, misunderstanding, and self-discovery. She also finds that even love can come along the way.

Leah Banicki tells a wonderful story about a young "girl" who quickly understands what it means to become a woman and a valuable member of a community. I loved the way Reen Vogel narrates Leah's story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Adventure!!

Love the strength and faithful heart of Corinne Temple!
Excellent Narration!! Excited for book 2!!

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Most enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and learned a lot about the hardships suffered through and endured by those leaving the comfort of their homes and easy existence of their entertaining lives.
The way this story is written I felt as if I was experiencing all that was happening and sometimes it made me cry and at others laugh but all the while I was eager to find out what was going to happen next.
The main character is such a knowledgeable young lady and in her favor she is very willing to teach others the skills that she learned from her mother as well as to help heal those who needed it. She has a very generous heart and that comes through very clearly.
The men she is in contact with are mostly very nice except for one who drives her nuts with his forced and unwanted attention.
I loved the very refreshing and adaptable voice of Reen Vogel as she narrated this epic story in a very professional and interesting manner in the audio version.
These two artists, the writer and narrator, make a great team and I thank them for sharing this lovely, clean, exciting, enjoyable historical romance with me and I am happy to recommend it as great entertainment.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, via Audiobook Boom, and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • no.one
  • Keizer,Oregon
  • 01-30-18

A wonderful experience

I have read all Leah Banicki's books. This book, number one in her series of Christian romance, touched my heart deeply. The audio was very well done and only made the story and characters come even more alive. Looking forward to book two and beyond!

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More than a "wagon train" story

This is such a good story. It is so much more than your typical "wagon train" story. There are the usual dangers associated with this time in our history. I particularly enjoyed reading about the medicinal uses of plants. There are plenty of endearing characters, but my favorite is Clive. I equate him with Matthew in Anne of Green Gables, and that is a HUGE compliment! While the entire book was good, I especially loved the last part ~ after they reach Oregon. I look forward to more books in this series and also by this author. (I was given an audio copy of this book for my honest opinion.)

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  • KW
  • 03-26-18

~beautiful~

This is a lovely story, truly endearing...and beautifully narrated ~ very impressive. I’m looking forward to the next book.

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Outstanding Story!

What made the experience of listening to Finding Her Way the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed this story of a determined young woman who gradually discovers her own strength and voice as she conquers unprecedented challenges. At first I thought it was going to be a typical "wagon train" story, but there were enough unexpected turns to the story that it defied that stereotype. By halfway through the novel I was completely immersed and couldn't wait to hear more.

What did you like best about this story?

I especially enjoyed the careful attention to historical accuracy throughout the book. I learned quite a bit about the Oregon Trail and early Oregon history by listening to this story. Thank you, author!

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Loved this story

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, via Audiobook Boom, and have voluntarily left this review." This is a beautiful love story filled with many plot twists and historical facts of traveling on the Oregon Trail. I loved the way the author showed the humanity of the Native Americans. So often they are betrayed as savages. This author showed their home life and how they actually helped the many settlers who came in and stole their land. The manner that the first husband treated his wife is shown but you find out in the end a different account. I also like the side plot of the teen who fell in lust with the widow and how his father tried to manipulate the situation. But God came through in the end. This is a good story to get lost in. The narrator did some wonky things with some of the voices but in the end did a good job.

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  • Heather
  • ABERDEEN, MD, United States
  • 02-17-18

Good listen

Narration could have been a little better . Voice was a little to weak for me. Story is enjoyable and correct to the period.