Westward Dreams

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

Runaway Heart Publisher's Summary

"End of the line!" The stagecoach driver's shout sent a chill down Holly Lambeth's spine. What an ominous sound! Was Riverbend, Oregon, to be the end of the line for her? She had come West to escape the swirling gossip about her broken engagement. She had come to escape the humiliation of being jilted. She came here to find a welcome new life, but her cousin's chilly reception tells her she has made a terrible mistake.

Here in Riverbend, 2,000 miles from Kentucky, in a town barely more than a mining camp, Holly faces the fact that she is unwanted and unwelcome. Knowing this unhappy truth, Holly reaches another conclusion. Only she can change her situation. Both the sophisticated editor of the local newspaper, as well as the town's dedicated doctor, are attracted to the pretty newcomer. But Holly has more than romance on her mind. An unforeseen opportunity presents a challenge that brings Holly to a decision that will not only change her, but alter her own vision of her future.

©2008 Jane Peart (P)2010 Zondervan
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  • Book 1

    • Runaway Heart

    • Westward Dreams
    • By: Jane Peart
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Heroine Holly Lambeth has escaped the humiliation of a broken engagement by visiting her cousin's family in Riverbend, Oregon. When her cousin proves less than hospitable, Holly is forced to find her own way in this very alien and hostile culture. An unforeseen opportunity presents a challenge that brings Holly to a decision that will not only change her, but alter her own vision of her future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very enjoyable

    • By Pat Gueswel on 12-14-16

    Regular price: $25.09

  • Book 2

    • Promise of the Valley

    • Westward Dreams, Book 2
    • By: Jane Peart
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When southern born Adelaide Pride loses her home, her parents, and the man she would have married during the Civil War, she accepts a position as a companion to a Yankee spinster at a health spa in Napa Valley, California. Did she dare to hope that her dreams of love and belonging were yet possible?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I always enjoy all of Jane Leary's books

    • By Pat Gueswel on 12-22-16

    Regular price: $25.09

  • Book 3

    • Where Tomorrow Waits

    • Westward Dreams, Book 3
    • By: Jane Peart
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Penny Sayres' red hair, freckle-splashed skin, and fierce independence drew the attention of some of the region's most eligible bachelors. One by one, they've been disappointed - because romance and marriage are the last things on Penny's mind! Since her childhood, she has sensed an unknown destiny beckoning from the horizon. When Penny's brother, Brad, invites her to join his family on their wagon train to California, Penny's dream of adventure comes true.

    Regular price: $21.67

  • Book 4

    • A Distant Dawn

    • Westward Dreams
    • By: Jane Peart
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Following the death of their parents, twenty-four-year-old Sunniva Lyndall and her younger brother, Tracy, leave the comforts and safety of their Ohio Valley home to travel west to California, With excitement, determination, and the money they received from the sale of the family farm, they head for Missouri and the wagon train that will take them west. But Sunny and her brother quickly learn the ways of the West the hard way when a con-man swindles them out of their money.

    Regular price: $25.09

  • Book 5

    • Undaunted Spirit

    • Book 5
    • By: Jane Peart
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Free-spirited journalist Independence McClaren follows her heart to a Colorado silver-town - and a test of her fierce commitment to the truth. Mindy's birth name is Independence McClaren - a fitting match for her tenacity and determination. Leaving behind a secure but colorless future in the east, the fiery young woman heads west to Coarse Gold, Colorado, and the opportunity to carve her mark in a man's world.

    Regular price: $21.67