The promise of a new life and a chance to start over...
Hannah Anderson had the life she always wanted, married to the man of her dreams. When her husband's brother gets in trouble with the law, the town turns against them, shattering her perfect life. Now they are left with only one choice - to head west to the Arizona Territory in the hopes of creating a new life. Will the journey be worth the cost?
Will Colter, after burying his father, is forced to leave the ranch he has called home for nearly thirty years. The journey is dangerous, challenging him and his men. Will he find the new life he was hoping for?
Or, is there a new dream quietly unfolding before their eyes?
This Christian Historical Romance Fiction novel follows the journey of a couple, Drew and Hannah Anderson, as they travel from Cincinnati, Ohio to the newly created Arizona Territory in 1863. In their search for a new life, they encounter many dangers and joys along the way. They meet the governor of the territory and travel with his party, witnessing several historical events.
The story also follows Will Colter's journey from Texas to the Arizona Territory when he is forced to leave his home. As this rancher drives his cattle across the wilderness, he and his men run into life-threatening situations. Throughout the move his dreams for his new ranch solidify.
Once the main characters arrive in the Arizona Territory, their paths cross and they must learn to adapt to wilderness living. Things are not exactly what they thought. Each character is challenged to rely on God to face dangers in a new, wild territory.
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Interesting story; different narrator needed
It was somewhat well-spent time, since I enjoy listening to audiobooks while I'm driving and while I am gardening
I was motivated to continue listening to the story because the main character was determined to get through the challenges and heartache she faced. Her problems were not sugar-coated with undue cheerfulness, so she came across as a believable woman who faced a full spectrum of feelings.
No, thank you.
The narration sounded very stilted to me. It was a good story, and listening to it could have been more enjoyable if the narration had been done by someone who could read it with more "feeling." I believe this narrator would be much more effective narrating non-fiction books.